Womens Compression

Compression Socks - Women's CompressionThere are many reasons why women choose to wear compression socks and hosiery. Women young and old, in a variety of phases of life, wear compression to improve their quality of life to be more active and more comfortable with their activities.

Compression is helpful for tired, aching legs and mild swelling. As well, compression is used by patients who suffer from circulatory diagnoses, or are looking for ways to increase the healing of venous and lymphatic disease, diabetic conditions and wounds.

Women who are pregnant have found compression helps ease the pain and discomfort associated with swelling and varicose veins pain during your pregnancy. Athletes use compression to improve performance and ensure their legs feel “fresher” and more energized.

Compression is used by airline attendants, salon and service workers, and others who are on their feet for extended periods of time and as a result look for relief from aching legs and foot and leg swelling.

We invite you to explore more information on our website, and contact us if you would like to ask specific questions about the powers of compression

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Compression Socks - Women's CompressionPregnancy is a special time to take care of you and your developing baby. Compression socks and stockings can help your health during the special time, and can also help your legs, ankles and feet feel better.

While much of the focus is on your baby and bodily changes, changes are also affecting your veins. The normal hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy affect the walls of your veins causing the vein walls to relax or dilate.

Relaxation of the veins occurs early in the pregnancy – during the first trimester. Total blood volume also increases in the first trimester and gradually rises with gestation. Your total blood volume may increase as much as 45% in comparison to the non-pregnant level. Relaxation of the vein walls, especially in areas of venous valves may cause the valve to become incompetent – thus allowing backward flow of the venous blood.

Vein relaxation, valve incompetence, and increased blood volume all contribute to a reduced venous flow from your legs. The reduced flow results in congestion, and venous congestion in turn causes swelling and leg discomfort. And yes, it is true – unsightly and uncomfortable ankle swelling occurs with most pregnant women!

During the later months of pregnancy – typically the third trimester – the weight of the baby and the uterus may impede return of blood through the veins of your legs, another condition that is not beneficial for either mother or baby.

This is where compression socks and stockings can help pregnant women greatly. Gradient compression stockings reduce venous congestion and support the superficial veins of your legs. This helps manage the increased blood volume and relaxed vein walls thus reducing the amount of swelling and the severity of varicose veins.

The end result? Compression helps make women more comfortable, and can improve overall circulation to make the pregnancy better for both her and her baby.

Talk with your obstetrician or OB nurse about the amount of compression and stocking style best suited for you during this pregnancy, or contact us to learn more.

Do you work on your feet all day?

Compression Socks - Women's CompressionThe effects of standing all day on the job in many cases show up as problematic health conditions early on. For example, the following can result in people who work on their feet all day long:

  • Varicose veins
  • Muscle soreness and fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Various foot problems and pain
  • Swollen or painful feet or legs
  • Poor circulation and swelling in feet & legs

So what can someone do who cuts hair as a barber or salon worker, works at a restaurant or in retail, teaches in the classroom, or holds a similar job? The most important thing you can do is take extra effort to ensure good care of your feet and legs, and look into compression socks and stockings to stay healthy and comfortable.

Are you a flight attendant, pilot or a frequent traveler?

Compression Socks - Women's CompressionIf you are a flight attendants or a pilot and spend your workdays in the sky, you take on additional health risks due to the location of your work. Not only does the altitude of the workplace bring additional health risk to these professionals, but there are extra health risks by sitting or standing for extended periods of time.