Compression Sock Fitting
It is estimated that 2 to 2.5 million Canadians have varicose veins. There are many factors that increase your chances of developing varicose veins; pregnancy, obesity, genetics and age. Detecting the need for compression socks before developing symptoms may delay varicose veins or even prevent them entirely.
Anyone on their feet for more than 4 hours a day should be in a pair of compression socks. When standing for a long period of time, fluid in the legs has a harder time working against gravity and working its way back up through the circulatory system. Swollen feet are caused by this fluid unable to push back against gravity and pump back to the heart. That’s where compression socks come in.
Compression stockings apply pressure to the outside of the legs which naturally pushes accumulating fluid back through the system. This reduces swelling, the risk of skin breakdown. It is a non-medicated way to maintain healthy living.
If you are suffering from the following symptoms, we recommend speaking to your doctor about compression therapy.
Tired, aching, heavy feeling legs
Healed venous ulcer
Active venous ulcer
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Sigvaris offers lots of useful information on compression socks and how it can help patients with deep vein thrombosis at their website.