My mom was given a prescription to buy compression stockings to be used at home. I don’t have any idea at that time what was that all about not until now when I searched Mr. Wiki. It was said that it could help prevent blood clots from developing since studies shows that it may continue after you leave the hospital. These stockings will gradually compress. Its maximum compression happens at the ankle. It also decreases as the leg is moved up. This aid in helping the blood circulates and lymph fluids through the legs in combination of muscle pump of the calf. Nowadays, many compression stockings are available in different sizes, styles, opacities and colors. The most popular are TED Stockings. They may look similar like any ordinary socks or hosiery.