Compression Garments and Stockings in Nassau And Suffolk County
If you’re looking for compression garments, then look no further! All American Medical Supply, located in Massapequa, NY, is the number one supplier of compression garments on Long Island for both men and women. For over 10 years, our knowledgeable and compassionate staff has fitted thousands of patients in need.
What are Compression Stockings?
- Compression garments are typically prescribed or recommended by a doctor or clinician for a variety of medical conditions
- Compression garments come in various sizes and materials, and can even be used for upper extremity conditions
- The length of the garment for lower extremity can range from knee-high to waist-high, and is constructed of soft material such as cotton, lycra, spandex, or nylon.
Who Uses Them?
There is a number of conditions that require people to wear compression garments and stockings including:
- People with circulation problems such as lymphedema, venous insufficiency, or to prevent DVT (deep vein thrombosis)
- Pregnant women
- People with achy legs and general fatigue
After a thorough consultation and examination, Raymond Bartolo and his staff will recommend an appropriate compression garment to satisfy your expectations.
How Do They Work?
Compression stockings and socks work by applying the greatest degree of compression at the ankle (or wrist), and gradually decreasing the level of compression the further up the garment goes.
How do I get them on?
Compression stockings may be a daunting task for some: patients with lower back problems, arthritic fingers or a large abdomen might find difficult getting these stockings on, especially when their doctor prescribed a higher strength compression garment. This sometimes leads to a decrease in patient compliance with wearing the item simply because they can’t get it on and they don’t have someone at home to help them.
One solution to this is using a compression garment applicator device. There are many devices available to help!
What is the cost for these and does my insurance cover the cost?
We are finding that many insurance carriers do not cover the cost for compression stockings, but a few still do. Medicare does not pay for compression garments unless the patient has a venous stasis ulcer on their leg that is active. NYSHIP, The Empire Plan does pay for compression stockings at 100% of the allowed charges.
Stockings range in price from $22.00-$150.00 per pair depending on brand, style and strength.
Brands We Carry
All American Medical Supply carries a number of major compression garment brands: Knit Rite, Thera Firm, Sigvaris, Jobst, and Core-Spun are available in all sizes and styles! For more information on compression garments, or to schedule a fitting for a stocking, call (516) 216-1707 today!
For More Information on compression garments or to schedule a fitting for a stocking, call (516) 216-1707 today!