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Compression therapy is the application of external pressure to the limb to reduce venous pressure within the limb. Wearing graduated socks or stockings will support your veins and increase circulation, reducing swelling and the feeling of tired, achy legs. 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.
Remember, the heart pumps blood against gravity up the veins of the legs. As a person walks, the contraction and relaxation of the calf muscles around the veins are necessary to help move blood toward the heart.
Some people have an inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves which create additional challenges to venous circulation. Wearing SIGVARIS® compression socks or stockings is vital for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory problems, especially for individuals who are at risk.
Compression is greatest at the ankle, gradually decreasing up the leg.SIGVARIS® offers a wide range of stockings designed to promote healthy legs.
Support Therapy (OTC) 15-20mmHg The SIGVARIS® Support Therapy Collection is a line of over-the-counter socks, calf-length, thigh-hi, pantyhose and maternity pantyhose.
Medical Therapy (Prescription) 20-30, 30-40, 40-50 & 50-60mmHg The SIGVARIS® Medical Therapy Collection offers many styles, including calf-length, thigh-hi, pantyhose & maternity pantyhose which are ideal for prevention and management of various levels of venous conditions.
Consult with your physician to obtain a prescription for the appropriate SIGVARIS® product and compression strength for your condition. Call our office and schedule an appointment with one of our SIGVARIS® Certified fitters and we will take the appropriate measurements to ensure a proper fit of your SIGVARIS® garment, as well as instruct proper donning (taking stockings on & off) and care techniques.
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