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Compression 101

Why wear compression socks or stockings? To take advantage of a time-proven, noninvasive method for preserving the circulatory health of your legs. By hugging most tightly at the ankle & looser above, graduated compression helps blood & fluid move upward against the force of gravity and towards the heart. This can be adapted to each wearer's needs via the strength of pressure (measured in mmHg) contained within each garment. If you're new to compression & seeking greater understanding of its many uses, below are some non-formal introductions to our wearers' most common conditions. We've assembled this via our own research, experience, and time spent speaking with our customers over the years so it's designed to be casual in its approach. We hope it's of help! Please reach out for your doctor for formal medical advice adapted to your specific needs.


  • Post Surgical Recovery

    In order to talk about compression as it relates to post-surgical recovery, it actually helps to differentiate between recovery’s stages: post-op...

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  • Pregnancy

    In addition to a changing bump, did you know there are also massive circulation changes that occur in the body during pregnancy? In a healthy, non pregnant person, oxygenated blood flows easily & continuously from the heart to the rest of the body through arteries.

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  • POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

    Can you imagine fainting or feeling light-headed every time you stood up? Unfortunately, this is just one of the daily symptoms faced by many POTs patients...

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  • PTS (Post Thrombotic Syndrome)

    Post-thrombotic syndrome, also known as PTS, is a condition that can develop in the legs following deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Suffering from post-thrombotic syndrome ...

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  • Sclerotherapy

    Looking for a treatment option that will have your legs looking refreshed and rejuvenated in just a short period of time? You’re in luck as a rather...

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  • Venous Insufficiency

    Unsightly veins? Persistent heaviness, cramping, and swelling in the legs? Ouch… is right! Unfortunately venous insufficiency is all...

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  • Lymphedema

    Remember the painful swelling in your arm or leg you sometimes develop after a sporting injury? Now think about how inconvenient and...

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  • Varicose & Spider Veins

    Varicose veins and spider veins, though often used interchangeably, are actually slightly different. Varicose are the larger, bulging, and typically more easily...

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  • Frequent Travel

    Ever take a flight or long car ride & notice your feet are a puffier when you reach your destination than they were when you left? It’s common & typically...

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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Blood clots –super sexy, right? Yeah, not so much. Frankly, that’s probably why you haven’t heard much about them. Often asymptomatic, they don’t offer the shock value incidences like accidents or cancer garner.

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