Medical Stockings | Knee high and over-the-calf compression, travel, and medical socks


Medical Stockings

There are several reasons a person may need to wear medical stockings. These specialty stockings are also known as compression socks or compression stockings. They are specially designed, traditionally knee-length, and fit snugly over the calves. The stockings are designed to stimulate the blood flow in the lower extremities, which helps to reduce the risk of fatal blood clots.

Hospitals have been using medical stockings for years on patients during surgical procedures, and sometimes as part of a post-surgical routine as well.

Outside of the operating room, doctors will often recommend the wearing of medical stockings  to patients who plan to travel. The cramped conditions on airplanes can often lead to the development of deep vein thrombosis, also referred to as “economy class syndrome.” Deep vein thrombosis is a potentially fatal condition which occurs when a blood clot forms and partially or fully blocks blood vessels. Patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis are likely to experience swelling and pain in the legs. Studies have shown that patients wearing medical stocks are at a reduced risk of developing deep vein thrombosis. Other situations which require a patient to sit or stand still for long periods of time may also be advisable for them to wear medical stockings.

Other health benefits of wearing compression stockings would include treatment of tired, achy legs, swelling, leg cramps, varicose veins, and edema. 

Renfro Socks has seen the advancements in the design of medical stockings since their founding in 1921. As a worldwide leader in the distribution of socks, Renfro carries only the highest quality socks on their website at, including Dr. Scholl’s line of compression socks.

Dr. Scholl’s Therapeutic Compression Socks come in black, white, beige or navy for men. For women, they come in black, beige, and navy and are available in “sheer” in each of those colors as well, making it easy for them to be worn on a daily basis. Dr. Scholl’s also offers a post-surgical open-toe compression sock for both men and women. The socks are available in a range of sizes, all the way to big and tall sizes, as a proper fit is important in order for the sock to stimulate the blood circulation in the legs as they are designed to do.

 Customers can view Renfro Socks complete inventory of socks, including Dr. Scholl’s medical stockings, on their website at The easy to navigate website allows the customer to narrow down the extensive catalog of socks by sorting them by gender, type, style, and even color. They can then complete their purchase on the secure website and the socks will be promptly shipped to the customer.  Next time the doctor prescribes medical stockings, simply turn to Renfro Socks. 


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