Conditions Treated

People who can benefit from wearing gradient compression hosiery or compression socks and compression stocks include anyone who experiences any of the following Venous Leg Disorders:

  • Varicose veins: Valves fail to work properly in the legs causing pooling of blood in the damaged veins
  • Lymphedema: Blockage in the lymphatic system causing swelling in the arms or legs
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI): Damaged valves hinder the return of blood to the heart causing blood to accumulate in the lower legs
  • Edema: Fluid build up in the lower leg tissue causing swollen feet, ankles, or legs
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Economy Class Syndrome: Blood clot in the large, deep veins of the leg
  • Venous Stasis/Chronic Venous Stasis: Lowered blood flow in the veins
  • Phlebitis: Inflammation of a vein
  • Thrombophlebitis: Inflammation of a vein due to the formation of a blood clot in an arm or leg vein
  • Venous Ulcers: Wounds that occur due to improper functioning of venous valves

Risk factorsfor Venous Disease

  • Frequent flying (Pilots, Flight Attendants, Business Travelers)
  • Prolonged inactivity/immobility: Slower blood flow leading to blood pooling
  • Pregnancy: 40% of pregnant women develop varicose veins 
  • Diabetes: Results in coagulation abnormalities
  • Smoking: Promotes blood clotting
  • Obesity: Results in coagulation abnormalities and can result in developing varicose veins
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Family history of Venous Leg Disorders (eg. DVT)

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