The following people can benefit from wearing Compression Therapy:
• People who stand or sit for long periods of time daily
• People who have been prescribed anticoagulants
• People who travel
• Women who are pregnant
• People who have had a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
• People who experience swelling in their legs and feet
• People with varicose and/or spider veins
How does it work?
How does graduated compression therapy help with the management of venous problems? As a person walks, the contraction and relaxation of the calf muscles around the veins aid in moving blood toward the heart.
The external graduated compression socks and stockings acts as a layer of muscle by gently squeezing the stretched vein walls together, allowing the valves to close. The cavity of the vein is reduced, thereby restoring blood flow to a normal state and aiding overall circulation.
To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed. Some people have an inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves which creates additional challenges to venous return. Wearing graduated compression socks or stockings is vital for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory problems.
What’s the difference between Medical and Athletic compression socks?
|2XU Compression Recovery Sock|
Medical grade socks are best suited for those with chronic venous disorders and require a custom measurement with a Doctor’s prescription, the pressure rating is above 20mmHg and can be covered under extended benefits plans. They are designed to fit various lifestyles and ensure a correct fit and accurate compression.
If you’d like to find out more on compression therapy, visit Kintec or North Shore Athletics we'll be glad to show you all the compression products, and educate you on their different uses.