Compression Socks


   Nightingale Medical Supplies carries the largest selection of compression socks, stockings and compression wear in BC.

 

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What is compression therapy?  

What does graduated compression therapy do to help with the management of venous problems? The external graduated compression of compression of compression socks acts as a layer of muscle by gently squeezing the stretched vein walls together, allowing the valves to close. The cavity of the vein is reduced, thereby restoring blood flow to a normal state and aiding overall circulation. To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed.

 

Compression Stocking Benefits:

  • Tired, Aching, Heavy Feeling Legs
  • Leg Swelling
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Pregnancy
  • Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Healed/Active Venous Ulcers
  • Lymphedema
  • Air Travel/ Long Drive
  • Sitting/ Standing For Long Periods of Time
  • Specialty Athletic Styles Available
 

     What are Venous Diseases?

    Venous insufficiency is caused by a series of disorders in the vein including when the valves of the veins. Venous insufficiency can become more chronic and lead to spider vein, varicose veins, phlebitis, blood clots, and changes in the skin. The most serious disorder is a venous leg ulcer. Chronic Venous Disorders (CVD) is a collective term used to describe a long-standing condition involving impaired venous return in varying degrees of severity. 

    What does graduated compression therapy do to help with the management of venous problems? 

    The external graduated compression of compression socks and stockings acts as a layer of muscle by gently squeezing the stretched vein walls together, allowing the valves to close. The cavity of the vein is reduced, thereby restoring blood flow to a normal state and aiding overall circulation. To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed.

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