Why Wear Compression Stockings?

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Why Wear Compression Stockings?

Compression therapy is a simple and effective therapy that helps increase blood flow activity in the lower limbs through strengthening vein support.

Why Wear Compression Stockings?

It is estimated that 20% of men and 30% of women suffer from some form of venous disorder. Venous disorders are an extremely common occurrence, just like high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes. They also need to be taken just as seriously and this is where compression therapy plays a role.

Compression therapy is a simple and effective therapy that helps increase blood flow activity in the lower limbs through strengthening vein support. Gradient compression applies a measured amount of compression to the leg as the basis for management of venous conditions.

Gradient compression stockings apply the highest amount of pressure at the ankle and gradually decreases up the length of the stocking. This helps the blood in your veins to flow in the right direction – back towards your heart –even if your veins and valves are damaged. Gradient compression therapy helps manage and prevent the progression of various vein-related diseases. The blood circulation in the leg is improved significantly. For an individual, effective relief for tired, heavy and aching legs and for venous disorders and lymphatic diseases. The precondition for such relief is that the medical gradient compression hosiery prescribed or recommended by your doctor is worn regularly and consistently in order to prevent the blood stagnating in the veins.

Tips to maximize the benefits of compression therapy:

Millions have discovered the benefits of compression therapy with JOBST® gradient compression stockings.

The tips below help you get the best results:

 Wear your gradient compression stockings every day.

 Put your hosiery on as soon as possible in the morning. They’ll be easier to put on and more comfortable to wear all day.

 Keep your legs and feet warm. This will help promote good circulation.

 Keep your skin in good condition with non-oily lotion. Apply at bedtime.

 When traveling for long periods of time, be sure to get up and stretch, walk or move your feet for five minutes every hour.

 Hand or machine wash with warm water, mild soap or detergent (no chlorine). Rinse well. Lay flat to dry.

 With a few pairs, you can wear one, have one in the laundry and one in the drawer.

Contraindications

Medical compression hosiery should not be worn if patients have any of the following conditions:

 ischemia

 uncontrolled congestive heart failure

 severe arterial insufficiency

 untreated septic phlebitis

 phlegmasia coerulea dolens

Cautions

Consult your physician for advice if you have or experience:

 skin infections

 weeping dermatoses

 incompatibility with garment fabric

 impaired sensitivity of limb

 immobility