Swelling of the feet and ankles is a completely normal part of pregnancy. Wearing compression socks, pantyhose or leggings can help reduce swelling as well as your risk of DVT and prevention of spider veins.
When I began wearing compression in 2008, I had to wear a stocking that covered my full leg due to the location of my DVT. Since it extended up my calf to behind my knee, a sock didn’t provide enough length to manage the symptoms I was experiencing. At the time, thigh highs & pantyhose were my only option – two hosiery styles I didn’t often wear.
Cooling air, shorter days, and the arrival of holiday decor: signals of fall’s arrival and the weather changes that accompany it. With this change in weather, come changes in wardrobe. For compression wearers, this sparks a different set of questions than those wearers consider in warmer months.
Learn more about DVT, as well as symptoms, risks, and treatments.
Were you or someone you love diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
If so, it can help to hear about the experience from a fellow survivor. To facilitate this we asked our REJUVA team member, Stacy, to share the details of her own DVT story and what she learned along the way. Read on for more about her story + top tips for navigating the physical & emotional components of recovery.
Sometimes your gams simply may not look or feel as good as you want. A salty dinner, prolonged sitting, a long day on your feet ... occasional tweaks to diet or route can leave you feeling temporarily puffy or sore. But if it happens often, it may also be the sign of a larger medical problem. If your legs fall into the "repeat offender" category, keep reading. We’ve rounded up some of the more common causes of leg swelling & pain, as well as tips and treatment info, to help you get informed.