Constantly, we have individuals calling us…asking…Can Compression Stockings really HELP my swollen, painful ankles and legs??
Yes, Compression Stockings really do Work! They can and have been proven as a safe, healthy prevention for furthering spider veins and varicose veins that can lead to more serious vascular diseases.
Swelling (edema) of the foot, ankle and legs is the result of excess fluid in your surrounding tissues. Poor leg circulation often occurs as arteries narrow and reduces blood flow to limbs of your body…often caused by a blockage in a leg vein.
Varicose Veins is the most common underlying condition known as venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency occurs when the tiny valves inside the veins become damaged or wear out.
If these veins are damaged (pooling of blood) usually occurs inside the vessel which increases pressure inside the vessel and can then result in swelling of the vein and the appearance of varicose veins. Many times the problem stems from long periods of standing or sitting. Varicose veins can become a painful condition characterized by aching, swelling, fatigue and cramping in the lower legs prohibiting doing things you onced enjoyed.
Please Take Note…It’s always good to get a full vascular evaluation, or see a vein specialists to determine the precise reason behind leg swelling and accompanying symptoms.
The GOOD NEWS is Compression Stockings have been around a long time and used by many vascular and cardiac physicians.
Wearing Compression Stockings improves the blood flow in your legs by gently squeezing your legs to move blood up your legs. You feel the most pressure or tightness at the foot and around your ankles and less pressure / compression up your legs…that’s why their called graduated compression stockings. This type of compression helps to fight the effects of gravity and assist the body in venous return (deoxygenated blood flow back to the heart). Keeping oxygenated blood flowing in the blood vessels and muscles of our legs helps reduce the pain, itching, burning and aching of the legs. You can take your everyday Life Back!
Call us Today…we have a (LIVE) Certified Fitting Specialists to assist you with any questions or concerns.
Written by admin on December 30, 2015