Ted Hose Vs. Graduated Compression

“Oh, I’ve used compression socks before, I’ve used Ted hose.” – misinformed individual.  

The common misconception about graduated compression socks in today’s world is that it is classified under anti-embolism stockings.  Ted hose, a commonly used stocking for patients that have been through surgery, do not work the same as graduated compression stockings.

Anti-Embolism Stockings, otherwise referred to as Ted Hose, are designed for patients that are bed-ridden.  It is most commonly used by patients in nursing homes and post-surgical patients to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (Choosing Between Anti-Embolism & Compression.  Juzo).  Anti-embolism stockings offer the minimal amount of compression, which is 8-18 mmHg, and only work when the patient’s leg is elevated.  The way that anti-embolism stockings are designed is to have a concentration of compression at the bottom of the stocking and at the top of the stocking, not in the middle portion.

Graduated Compression Stockings are used for therapeutic reasons for patients when they are not able to have their legs elevated.  The stockings are designed to have most of the compression concentrated at the ankles and it decreases while scaling up the leg, enabling the blood to be pumped back towards the heart.  They are designed to compliment any lifestyle, from athletes to the general public and even for patients who are immobile. They help reduce swelling in the legs and aide in the prevention of blood clots.

What to take away?

  • Ted Hose are mostly used for patients that have gone through surgery, but they should switch over to compression stockings once they are in recovery. Ted=Bed
  • Compression stockings compliment all lifestyles and work well for everyone.

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Sports and Compression

One of our own from All About Compression, Natalie Davis, flaunts her CEP athletic compression socks during her many sports events!  This weekend, she rocked her compression socks on the slopes at Snow Bowl with all of her ASU buddies!

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Snow Bowl, a popular ski resort in Flagstaff, Arizona, was taken over by the many ASU students that came up for their annual Barrett Ski trip on Friday, February 20, 2016.

Natalie says that, “while I was on the mountain, I felt the best I have ever felt while snowboarding!  I had a great group of friends that I went with, and wearing the compression socks made me feel so good, I had a ton of energy, and I didn’t feel completely zonked by the end of the day.  I always had trouble in the past making it back to the slopes after lunch, but wearing these compression socks really helped me have the energy to keep going and feel good while doing it!” Compression is known to be very helpful to athletes during recovery to help with swelling, but it is also a great tool to use during exercise to help with circulation.

Natalie also sports her compression socks during her intramural flag football games!  Compression garments are great to wear during any sports activity, especially those with high emphasis on cardio!  Natalie says, “I am not a runner, but while wearing compression, I feel like I can go all day during our games!”

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Natalie’s team, the Longsnappers, is a coed team in the competitive division.


Feel Your Best When Traveling

Traveling can be hard on your body, especially when you find yourself flying for long distances at a time.  Make sure you are taking the right precautionary steps to avoid jet lag, bloating, dehydration, and leg swelling; it is also highly recommended that you wear compression stockings to avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis.  There are a lot of different tips that we found interesting from the article listed below!

Combat the Effects of Jet Lag, Dehydration and Bloating

Be Happy


all about compression challenge.jpgHappy thoughts… happy thoughts… they make a real difference in your every day life. But happy thoughts are not the only tools used to construct a happy demeanor; there are other methods and actions you can take to help yourself maintain a positive outlook.

Try making a list of THREE good things that happened each day for a period of two weeks.  The more energy focused on what is positive in your life, the happier you will feel (Paige Roberts).

Check out the article listed below to learn more about what YOU can do to embrace positivity in your life.

The Power of the Positive

And She Shall Eat Chocolate



The heart wants what the heart wants, ask any women, and she’ll say she wants chocolate this Valentine’s Day.  I wonder why this is?  Could it be because chocolate is delicious and melts in your mouth.  Well yes.  But could it also be because chocolate has a greater purpose for your body?  YES. Dark chocolate has been proven to help with circulatory health, according to Everyday Health article listed below.

Did you know?  Pregnant women who eat dark chocolate every day can improve the circulatory health for both their babies and themselves! According to Everyday Health, 

“Pregnant women who nibble just a small piece of chocolate each day may improve the circulatory health of their unborn child, a new study suggests.  The tiny treat may also reduce the risk for preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition in which a pregnant woman with normal blood pressure suddenly develops dangerously high blood pressure”.

So while you are considering what to get for Valentine’s day, treat your tastebuds and your body with some love and get yourself dark chocolate!  Also, don’t forget to wear  your compression stockings to help with circulatory health as well!  They’ll help you feel rejuvenated, and trust me, your legs with thank you!

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Check out the article posted below to learn more about the health benefits of eating chocolate during pregnancy.

Daily Bit of Chocolate in Pregnancy May Help Mom, Baby

Love Your Legs


Love is in the air… it’s Valentine’s season! Make sure you pass along the love to your lovely legs!  Feel confident and sexy showing off your legs while wearing one of our many different styles of compression stockings.


At All About Compression, we pride ourselves on presenting our customers with fashionable alternatives to your grandma’s stockings!   Our store provides a wide range of styles that you can select from including sheer, opaque, tie die, and more!

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Men can be spoiled too!  With the softest fabrics and cushioned soles, your feet will be in paradise after wearing our compression socks!


All About Compression sells the best of the best for your legs, using a wide variety of sizes in order to ensure your stockings are a custom fit.  Variety, quality, custom-like fit, what more could you ask for?! Call us today at (855)-835-3544 to find yourself a pair of stockings that your legs will LOVE!