How does compression help with Edema?

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What is Edema?

Compression is used by patients that suffer from a condition known as Edema.  Edema is the result of an accumulation of fluid under the skin and most of the time affects the circulation in a person’s lower legs, ankles, and feet, causing obvious swelling.

How does compression work?

The use of compression stockings, sleeves, and athletic socks helps increase blood flow by applying pressure to the lower legs, providing a firm grip on the ankles, and decreases the pressure as it progresses up the leg.

Who uses compression stockings?

A myriad of people use compression to help them treat their case of Edema.  Edema is caused by several different factors such as:

  • Varicose veins
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • Surgery
  • Sitting or standing for prolonged period

If you suffer from swelling in your lower legs, ankles or feet, talk to your doctor about compression stockings.

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Exercise and Compression

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Exercise is a very important pillar in sustaining a healthy lifestyle.  Not only does exercise help with the chemical balance in the brain releasing endorphins, it also helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure.

Wearing compression stockings during and post exercise work hand in hand to help your blood flow and give you more energy throughout the day. They also help you recover faster after your workout. Compression stockings are a wonderful tool to use to help with circulation and aiding in the prevention of blood clots as well.

Do yourself and your body a favor…wear compression during and post exercise. Call to order your athletic compression gear today toll free 855-835-3544.

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Treat your feet this holiday season

It’s official, the winter holiday season is just around the corner and you know what that means?  Long, tireless days of present shopping, and cooking for hours on end for the in-laws; aren’t you getting tired just thinking about it?

Here at All About Compression, we know an easy fix to your problems: compression stockings.  Standing and working all day is hard on your body, especially your feet!  Wear compression stockings while you hustle and bustle during these next couple weeks and you will notice an obvious difference in your energy level and in the way your feet and legs feel.  I saved the best for last: All About Compression offers a wide variety of fashionable options, colors all across the board that will go with all of your outfits, and styles that include tie die, sheer, opaque and more!

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And for our men’s selection, we have compression socks that look like your normal trouser socks!  It will be our little secret that you are wearing compression stockings, no one will be able to tell!  Call us toll free at (855)-835-3544 to start your order!  Your feet will thank you!

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Dupuis Ending Career Due To Medical Condition Related To Blood Clots « CBS Pittsburgh

We just came across this sad story about a professional athlete having to end his career because of blood clots. The good news is he is still alive and now his story will be good for public awareness of blood clots, aka DVT. Graduated compression socks aid in the prevention of blood clots. Everyone should be wearing them.

See the full story…

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that Pascal Dupuis Ending Career Due To Medical Condition Related To Blood Clots « CBS Pittsburgh