Graduated compression stockings are special stockings that help promote circulation in legs. In your leg veins, blood must flow upwards to the heart. Graduated compression stockings apply a certain amount of pressure near your ankle and then apply gradually less pressure as they move up the leg. In this way, they help to circulate blood back up the leg from the ankle to the thigh in an effort to counteract pooling of blood in the leg and the resultant of swelling. Proper fit is essential for stockings to work effectively. Measurements should be taken accurately to ensure proper fit.
Compression socks are designed to improve the effectiveness of muscle tissue through stabilization, enhancing blood circulation and lactic acid flow. Extensive research has also shown impressive benefits for runners.
Your blood flow is pumped through smaller circulatory channels by compressing surface veins, arteries and muscular areas. As a benefit, the arterial pressure level is greatly improved, which delivers more blood to your heart, and less to pool in your feet.
Fitwell Medical works with you, your employer and your provider to develop the best compression solution for you. We understand the importance of preventative health and how important healthy circulation is to a healthy lifestyle.
We offer mobile certified fittings.’Healthy leg days’ within the workplace, which offer education with the option to be fitted on site for medical grade compression.