Compression Stockings

Compression garments are important for lifelong leg health! Compression stockings are available at Southcare Pharmacy in St. Petersburg, FL. Our St. Pete Pharmacy at 6499 38th Ave N A-1 has a wide selection and can also measure and fit you with your size support hose in-store.


compression stockingsHow Does Compression Therapy Help?
Compression therapy counters the high pressure than can develop in the legs and reduces the risk of developing vein disorders.  Compression also encourages blood flow by helping valves function more efficiently.  Specially designed gradient compression legwear reduces swelling and helps prevent pooling of fluid in the legs by delivering the highest level of compression at the ankle, while gently decreasing pressure up the leg.  Improved blood flow helps the wearer experience relief from tired, aching legs.


What styles do we offer?
We offer a broad range of styles from knee, thigh high, waist, chaps, open and closed toed stockings. They are manufactured to meet your needs in an array of fashionable color choices. JOBST brands include the sheerest in JOBST UltraSheer, the softest in JOBST Opaque, JOBST forMen and JOBST forMen Casual created with men in mind, and JOBST Relief, their lower cost brand.


Starting with its founder, Conrad Jobst, who suffered from venous disease, JOBST has always had the strongest commitment to improving the quality of life for those with venous disease or swelling related conditions. They are committed to quality. This quality is reflected in their superior design. That is why they are the #1 physician recommended brand and their products come with the JOBST® Total Satisfaction Guarantee.


How to measure:

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Sizing for medical compression stockings is based on the circumferences of the leg. It is best to measure early in the day before swelling occurs. Visit our store for assistance with proper product selection, measuring, and fitting. Knee high stockings require an ankle and calf circumference. Thigh high stockings require ankle, calf and thigh circumferences. Waist, maternity and chaps styles require ankle, thigh and hip circumferences.


How to care for your garments:
Hand or machine-wash with warm water and mild soap or detergent. No chlorine bleach. Warm water rinse. Hang or lay flat to air-dry. May dry in a dryer on low heat or delicate setting. Placing your stockings in a mesh laundry bag will help protect them during the wash cycle. The elastic fibers of your compression garment stockings will break down with wear. Proper care will increase the “life” span of your stockings, but you will need to replace your stockings or sleeve at about every 3-6 months depending on how often you are wearing and how you are caring for your garment. As a general rule, if your garment becomes easy to put on, it probably needs to be replaced.


Have more questions? Need personalized help with your selection? Visit us at 6499 38th Ave N A-1, St. Petersburg, FL or call (727) 344-3902.