This product is meant for people that might suffer from varicose veins, spider veins or just tired, aching and swollen legs. It reduces oedema and assists in the management and treatment of chronic leg disorders. It increases the elasticity of blood vessels and provides adequate therapeutic compression that helps relieve pain. The patella and heel portion of the product are ribbed for extra comfort. The knitted stockings provide comfortable, uniform compression. Blended with a variety of soft yarns and covered with heat resistant rubber, this product is highly durable.