Signs That You May Need Compression Stockings/Socks
- Tired or heavy-feeling legs
- Leg pain from prolonged sitting or standing
- Swollen ankles at night time
- Varicose or spider veins, especially during or after pregnancy -tingling, numbness, burning, or cramping in legs and feet
- Discoloration of the skin
- Open sores or ulcers on the lower leg
- History of vein problems in the family
The above are signs of vein disease. If you are experiencing conditions similar to the ones above you may benefit from compression stockings or socks. Our chiropractors are trained to custom fit you. Ask for an appointment today! We carry a wide variety of compression stockings designed to suit your needs, please see below.
No one needs to tell you that pregnancy causes an amazing transformation. In fact, to meet the added demands of the baby you’re carrying, the amount of blood in your body just about doubles. Blood flow is dramatically affected. The hormones that add elasticity during pregnancy weaken and stretch your veins. And the after effects are often subtle but permanent.
To protect your legs during pregnancy, elevate them above your heart when resting. Don’t stand or sit for long periods. Avoid crossing your legs or wearing tight-fitting clothes. Get regular massage therapy and to maintain leg vein resiliency, wear graduated medical compression stockings. Our Mediven brand is stylish, comfortable and is specially made for better leg health during pregnancy.
As family and business travel increases each year, Canadians can expect to hear and see more news about “economy class syndrome.” This term is used to describe the leg health symptoms experienced by plane, train, bus and automobile passengers on long trips and is associated with the serious leg health condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
During periods of extended inactivity in cramped conditions, such as a long plane flight or even a long car ride, normal blood circulation can be restricted, which can cause leg fatigue and discomfort and may contribute to the serious problem of DVT. Activity of the calf muscles is needed to contract veins and propel blood from the legs back to the heart. Without this activity, blood can pool in the veins of the leg and form a deep vein thrombosis – a blood clot in a deep vein.
If your job demands that you spend a lot of time sitting or standing, chances are, your legs demand compression stockings. Your veins need muscle activity to help them push oxygen-depleted blood back to your heart. And if you sit or stand in one place for too long, it’s your legs that suffer. Because gravity actually works against the returning blood flow. So keep moving your legs and flexing your muscles. Take a walk on breaks. Elevate your feet. Don’t cross your legs. Wear comfortable shoes. And to help keep vein problems from getting worse wear graduated medical compression stockings. They improve blood flow. They reduce swelling and fatigue.
It’s proven that adding compression to your legs while you exercise increases performance. Compression helps the blood in your legs flow more efficiently. This means that your legs are taking in oxygen better, and more oxygen gives you more energy. Better blood circulation also leads to a quicker recovery period, so that your legs aren’t holding you back