Important: If you have a medical concern your physician should always be your first point of contact. Only he or she can make the accurate diagnosis and inform you the correct treatment.
Compression socks can help prevent your lower limb venous system from deteriorating. Problems with your venous system often occur because of circumstances like pregnancy and sedentary office work environments. Thanks to these circumstances blood pools near our feet due to gravity and causes veins to stretch until they lose elasticity needed to properly push blood back to our heart.
With age the loss and damage of elasticity create varicose veins, spider veins, and swollen feet or ankles. Thanks to compression stockings and their gradual compression system you can stop blood from pooling and return your blood flow back to normal.
Compression Therapy Solutions
Compression therapy is designed to provide long-term medical effectiveness, excellent wearing comfort, and great looks. Pedco has a large assortment including different designs, colours, and compression levels to fit different lifestyles of all walks of life. Manufactured with premium quality double covered yarns, all compression stocking products are designed to provide controlled gradient compression with maximum pressure at the ankles, decreasing gradually going up the leg. Compression stockings provide effective relief for a wide range of conditions, from tired achy legs and varicose veins to severe problems such as chronic venous insufficiency.
Many people are making compression socks and stockings a part of their daily life and wearing them to work, sports, and travel. No more tired, heavy, achy legs and swollen feet. Compression socks and stockings come in lots of different styles, materials, and colours, so it looks like you’re wearing a regular sock. They match your entire wardrobe, and they make your legs and feet feel better.
Pregnancy & other hormonal effects
Hereditary weakness of the connective tissue
Lifting & carrying heavy loads
Lack of exercise/activity
Prolonged sitting or standing
Nicotine or alcohol consumption
Rupture of small veins below the skin of the calf or thigh
Swollen ankles or legs
Feeling of heat in legs
Cramps, tingling or tension
Dragging pain in the calf
Types of Compression
Light Compressions (15- 20 mmHg)
Preventing tired or heavy legs caused by prolong standing
Prolonged inactivity – i.e. airplane rides, office jobs, etc.
This type of compression stocking does not require a prescription.
Moderate Compression (20- 30 mmHg)
Existing varicose veins during pregnancy
After sclerosis or operation
Pronounced varicose veins
Strong Compression (30 – 40 mmHg)
After deep vein thrombosis
Constantly swollen legs
After venous ulcers
Very Strong Compression (40 – 50 mmHg)
The various hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can lead to vein issues in your legs, ankles, and feet. Compression stockings are recommended. Some ways to keep your veins healthy during pregnancy include:
Position your legs higher than the level of your heart while you rest
Try not to remain standing or sitting for long periods of time
Exercise your legs whenever you can
Tight-fitting undergarments should be avoided as it can restrict the flow of the blood in the body
Avoid hot baths, saunas and sunbathing
Refresh your legs with a cooling shower
Pregnant individuals should wear compression stockings
Please contact our main office today to see how Pedco Foot Care Clinic can help you.