I’m a Senior, I need expert advice when choosing medical compression socks. I can’t afford to waste my money on medical compression socks that won’t fit or too hard to get on. I’m Jamie, a Certified Fitting Fittest at rescuelegs.com. We hear this comment from many Seniors that call us, asking for assistance.
As we get Older, your body becomes worn down, everyday living can become more difficult. We start to experience changes in our lifestyles. We may be more prone to a variety of health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, circulatory disease, and problems. Simple things like standing for long periods of time, whether cooking, cleaning or everyday routine can wear us down. Our everyday around the house duties and responsibilities are harder to maintain. All this time we are standing, it gets tougher and tiresome for our legs and feet. Our muscles tire out and hinder good blood flow. Especially for seniors, the RISK for Blot Clots is a big concern. For times like these, it’s time to consider wearing medical compression socks for RELIEF. You want to make the “right” chose, that best to suit your specific needs and medical history.
We all like our independence. As we get older, we especially want to maintain our independence, and continue to do and perform our everyday activities. Some seniors have the hurting of the legs and feet and other experience a lot of heavy and tiresome and swelling in the ankles and feet. Compression Socks and Stockings can HELP!
You may ask: How do Medical Compression Socks Work, so I can continue being on my legs and feet.
The beauty and functionality of compression socks is the consistent, gentle pressure of support on the ankle and calf. This support pressure helps improve blood flow, lessen pain and swelling to help reduce DVT / blood clots from developing. They can also lesson “dizzy spells” that can happen from standing up too quickly.
Medical Compression Socks – Helps Prevent Blood Clots
The socks help your blood vessels / arteries relax and force blood to flow more freely, when pumping it back to your heart. This circulation process helps your legs from feeling tired and achy and reduce any swelling in the ankles and feet. Which in return, also helps prevent ugly painful varicose veins and possible Blood Clots to reduce mobility. Blood Clots are mobile. This is scary because they can travel through out our body, and possibly lodge in places like the brain or lungs.
Noted in…The United States National Library of Medicine. Article by Dahm, K.T., Myrhaug, H.T., Strømme, H. et al. Effects of preventive use of compression stockings for elderly with chronic venous insufficiency and swollen legs: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatr 19, 76 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-019-1087-1 This review and study states: “Many home-dwelling elderly use medical compression stockings to prevent venous insufficiency, deep venous thrombosis, painful legs and leg ulcers. Assisting users with applying and removing compression stockings demands resources from the home based health services, but the effects are uncertain. This systematic review aims to summarize the effects of preventive use of medical compression stockings for patients with chronic venous insufficiency and swollen legs.”
Methods “We conducted a search in six databases (Epistemonikos, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL and CINAHL) in March 2018. Randomized controlled trials evaluating the preventive effects of compression stockings for elderly with chronic venous insufficiency and swollen legs were included. Primary outcomes were thrombosis, leg ulcers and mobility. Secondary outcomes were other health related outcomes, e.g. pain, compliance.
Medical Compression Socks are Helpful for Aching Knee’s & Problems with Lower Legs
It’s a known fact that “Compression Socks” are one of the most efficient methods of treating problems in the lower legs!! This is because, they provide pressure and support in promoting good blood circulation, without the risk of common complication. They can also lesson “dizzy spells” that can happen from standing up too quickly.
Easy To Wear & Proper Fit when wearing Medical Compression Socks
There’s lots of styles, sizes, colors, different fabric contents and socks and stockings with more stretch ability to choose from. With this in mind, there are compression socks that are Ankle Length, Knee Length, Thigh Length and longer. You want to get your “money’s worth” by having a firm compression, to do the job of promoting good leg circulation. However, compression socks should NOT be restrictive and binding and too difficult to get on and off. Also, wearing a compression sock that is too loose, is not good, you lose the benefits of the pressure and support needed.
Providing the Right amount of Compression / Support
The most common recommendation compression level for Seniors, is the 15-20 mmHg & 20-30 mmHg.
- For the prevention and relief of minor to moderate varicose and spider veins.
- Helps relieve tired, aching legs, and minor swelling of feet, ankles, and legs.
- Helps prevent and reduce Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT / blood clots from developing
- Helps prevent and relieve moderate to severe varicose veins
- For post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy treatment to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins.
- Helps in treatment of moderate to severe edema or lymphatic edema.
For Seniors and elderly individuals needing to wear medical compression socks and stockings. We recommend The Natural Brand (Two way Stretch). The yarn is not heavy and binding on the leg and foot, it’s a lighter breathable weight yarn. This particular compression stocking / sock is soft, it stretches making it Easier to Put On and Take Off. So many of our customers come back to reorder, because they like the feel and fit, for this medical compression sock. We have professional medical compression “certified fitting specialists”
waiting to assist you.
We do not want you to
waste your money on medical compression socks that don’t fit. I’m a “certified fitting specialist” here at RescueLegs.com. I work with a lot of cardiologist and physicians patients and seniors. My job is to make sure, you get a comfortable, proper fit, medical compression sock that does the job, to ensure healthier legs. Call me today , 844-629-9642, I will gladly assist you with any questions and concerns you may have. Jamie / CSR.
We hope this article has been helpful. It’s always, best to consult your personal physician, who knows your medical history, to decide the right compression level that best suits your medical needs.