Lymphedema is very common in recovering cancer patients, typically a side effect of surgery, radiation, and/or injury (Dukes. 2016). Medical-grade compression stockings are wonderful tools to help with swelling and Lymphedema in legs and arms. Debbie Jurrocks, a five year cancer survivor, tells her story about being diagnosed with Lymphedema and how compression has helped her in the article listed below (Dukes. 2016).
For compression garment wearers, tight is right
Graduated compression stockings/socks would be beneficial for you if…
1) You Travel
2) Are pregnant
3) Have history of blood clots
4) Suffer from varicose veins
5) Battle swelling in your ankles and/or feet
6) Have diabetes
7) have lymphedema
If you fall into any of these categories, graduated compression stockings would help you. They increase circulation and help pump the blood back up towards your heart like your veins are supposed to do. Graduated compression socks/stockings help reduce swelling in your feet and ankles, prevent blood clots, and slow the progression of varicose veins.
So, the answer is yes. Everyone, at some point in their lives, would benefit from graduated compression stockings.
The best part is…they come in hundreds of colors and styles now, so they don’t have to look like compression stockings. Check out our store online for all the options http://www.allaboutcompression.com/
When traveling by car or airplane, do you get swollen ankles and/or feet? Do your legs feel tired, heavy or do you get cramps in them? Have you ever had a blood clot?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then graduated compression socks, aka travel socks, need to be the next purchase you make before your trip. Graduated compression socks help pump the blood that is pooling in your ankles from prolonged sitting, back up towards your heart. It will increase circulation and prevent swelling in your legs and feet. Medical-grade graduated compression stockings also prevent blood clots/DVT’s. Everyone traveling for 4 hours or more on an airplane is at risk for a blood clot. So, protect yourself by wearing graduated compression socks on your next trip. Your legs and feet will thank you! Call us toll free (855) 835-3544 today to order your next pair of travel socks.