Compression Garment Products
What Are Compression Stocking or Garment?
Compression stockings are specially designed stockings used to apply pressure to your legs. They are successfully used to reduce swelling and provide comfort by improving the blood flow or blood circulation.
You will find people using compression stocking for varicose veins, swelling, spider veins, and other reasons. However, if you have any of these medical conditions, consult a doctor before using compression stocking for Spider Veins or for Varicose Veins.
How does Compression Stocking Work?
Compression garments such as compression socks for swelling are a great way of solving swelling, varicose veins, spider veins, and other problems.
What Do Compression Socks Do?
Compression socks increase blood flow by placing pressure on veins in your feet and legs. The arteries that take oxygenated blood to your feet and calves can relax and let blood flow freely, and your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to bring that blood back through the veins. This helps keep blood near the heart and head and prevents swelling in the feet. It can also keep people who stand or walk for most of the day from having achy feet.
Types Of Compression Stocking
There are several compression garments and stockings available in the market. However, not all are a perfect fit for you. So, whether you need compression socks for swelling, compression stocking for varicose veins, or for any other reason, consult your physician. Only an expert can guide you which type of compression stocking for spider veins, and varicose veins would be good for you.
1. Graduated Compression Stocking
Graduated compression stocking puts the highest amount of pressure at the ankle and generally reduce the pressure as it goes up. require a professional to fit them. Graduated compression stocking are good compression stocking for swelling as it helps reduce leg swelling, peripheral edema, spider veins and varicose veins as it helps reduce blood pooling. Stockings comes in knee length, thigh length and panty hose. Different length can help you depending on where your issues are, or it can also match your daily outfit, for example, if you are wearing a long pants, you may opt for a knee length unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor.
2. Anti-Embolism Compression Stocking
Anti-embolism compression stockings offer less compression than graduated compression stockings. This type of compression stocking is specially designed for patients who are immobile or confined to bed. This is a cost-effective solution to prevent DVT and is widely used across nursing homes and hospitals.
3. Nonmedical Support Hosiery
Nonmedical support hosiery is low compression stocking for nurses and for people who wants to prevent any DVT or any veins issues. You can easily find them in pharmacies and you don’t need a prescription to buy them. As they provide low pressure, these compressions stockings are widely used for relieving leg pain. So, if you are a nurse and you are looking for compression stocking for nurses, nonmedical support hosiery is good for you.
4. Arm Compression Sleeve
Arm compression sleeves for lymphedema are also successful in reducing the lymphedema symptoms.
How long should I wear a compression stocking?
Generally, compression stockings are worn for at least 8 hours per day, unless your doctor advised differently. However, different compression stockings have different purposes and are worn for different periods. So, consult a doctor for expert’s advice.
What is the fabric of compression stocking?
Compression stockings are made from Elastine and Polyamide.
How do I know if I need compression stocking for Spider Veins or for varicose veins?
Although compression stockings are popularly used for varicose veins, swelling, spider veins, and pain-relieving, You may need one if your job or lifestyles requires you to stand / sit or walk for long hours.
Are there any side effects of compression stockings?
Redness, itchiness, and skin irritation are some side effects of compression stockings that are observed because of extremities condition of one’s skin. Or thigh length stocking with silicone topband that prevents the stockings from slipping down. In Singapore’s weather, the silicone and our perspirations might have some reactions for some people. In such cases, we will encourage one to go for the panty length instead.
How long should I wear my arm compression sleeves for lymphedema?
It is recommended to put on compression stocking first thing in the morning when the arm is least swollen and it has to be worn throughout the day or flight. For more information, please seek your therapist’s advice.
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