Anti-embolism stockings


Antiembolism stockings are elasticated stockings designed to minimise the risk of blood pooling in your legs whilst you are ill and less able to move around than normal. If blood was to pool in your leg it may then form a blood clot.

How do you use anti embolism stockings?
Roll down your stockings while wearing them as they will form a tight band around your leg and restrict the blood flow to your leg. Apply ointments, oils, lanolin to your legs as these products will damage the elastic fibres of the stockings.