Suffering from tired, achy legs? Do your feet and/or ankles regularly get swollen? Have you noticed any spider or varicose veins? These are all signs of poor lower leg circulation. Compression stockings work to improve this circulation by safely increasing arterial blood pressure in the legs, which facilitates the return of oxygen-poor blood to the heart, and the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to the legs. The compression also prevents any blood from pooling in the feet/ankles. Compression stockings are also very useful for those taking long flights, as well as during pregnancy.