We find a number of individuals proactively incorporating gradient compression into their work wear. Doing this allows them increased blood flow while working. If you’ve ever noticed the small “spider-veins” behind your knee or pain from standing all day at a job, you may be a good candidate for gradient compression therapy. The use and benefits of gradient compression stockings while travelling has become more prevalent as well. Compression should fit well and feel comfortable, which is achieved from proper measurements and appropriate sizing.
In an emerging market, education on lymphedema has created a welcomed change in outcomes. As education continues to emerge, we see less reference to TED hose for end-users that are ambulatory. The growing awareness of gradient compression stockings and the appropriate use of these devices continue to break norms and provide the end-user with successful pathways.
This important shift from traditional practices introduces the end-user to diagnosis driven product. When ambulatory, we know 90 mmHg of pressure is being applied to our lower extremities and with a compromised lymphatic or venous system, the likelihood of swelling and/or a pressure sore is increased. Properly fit gradient compression socks alleviate swelling while increasing oxygenated blood to the distal appendages, allowing for increased healing and circulation.
With thousands of different products to choose from, you are no longer forced to wear antiquated compression socks. Our compression specialists work directly with your lymphedema therapist to determine the proper garment for positive outcomes and success.
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