What exactly are compression stockings?
Compression stockings (sometimes also called support hose or support stockings) are specially designed to apply pressure to the legs. This pressure is carefully woven into the construction of the garment to be strongest at the ankle area and then gradually less above. By applying pressure to the leg in this "graduated" way, compression stockings can provide a variety of benefits.
The benefits of compression stockings:
Unlike normal fashion hosiery, all brands of compression stockings featured within the RejuvaHealth online store are FDA-registered Class 1 Medical Support Stockings (or higher). The graduated compression in these types of stockings can help:
• mediate leg discomfort
• reduce feelings of heaviness and tiredness in the legs
• relieve leg swelling
• energize fatigued legs
• combat occupational leg swelling and fatigue occurring from prolonged sitting or standing
In addition, certain compression products can be used for treatment of symptoms associated with:
• edema (swelling)
• venous insufficiencies
• post-surgical recovery
Slim your silhouette
As an added bonus, compression can help your curves look fabulous too! Both RejuvaHealth & Solidea pantyhose styles include shaping tops designed to help:
• tame and smooth the tummy
• control and conceal trouble areas in the upper thigh
• flatter your figure
Some Solidea products even contain a patented micro-massage design which can temporarily eliminate excess fluids & improve the appearance of cellulite!
Who wears compression stockings?
People with the following conditions may benefit from support stockings. Those that experience:
• tired, aching, fatigued legs
• swollen feet and legs
• occupational swelling and discomfort caused by prolonged sitting or standing
In addition to those that use compression stockings for the treatment & prevention of medical conditions, some people enjoy wearing compression simply because if feels good & provides more support than an average stocking can provide.
A few examples of common occupations that may benefit from the feeling of relief and support which light compression can provide include:
• nurses and doctors
• masseurs, cosmetologists, and stylists
• chefs, line workers, and restaurant serving staff
• businesspeople with desk positions that require prolonged sitting and/or that travel frequently
• and more ...
What level of compression is right for me?
Compression stockings are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg).
The compression levels in which each garment is offered depends upon the brand & country of the manufacturer. Likewise, the strength of compression needed by each individual wearer depends on the issue being addressed and that individual’s particular needs.
Consult with your physician or healthcare provider to determine which level & style of compression is right for you.
*The information provided is for general information only and is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of any conditions or disease. RejuvaHealth's garments are FDA-registered, Class 1 Medical Support Stockings intended for general medical purposes only. As with any treatment, consult with your physician or healthcare provider if you have any questions or to determine if it is right for you.