What does compression hosiery do?
True gradient compression stockings improve blood flow. Therafirm stockings are designed to deliver a controlled amount of pressure which is greatest at the distal end (ankle) of the garment and gradually decreases towards the proximal end (top) of the stocking. This gradient pressure promotes better circulation to help control swelling and relieve tired and achy legs.
Who should wear gradient compression stockings?
People who have or are experiencing any of the following conditions can benefit from wearing gradient compression hosiery:
- Expectant mothers
- Tired, aching, fatigued legs
- Swollen feet, ankles, and legs
- Mild to moderate swelling
- Stand or sit for long periods
Additionally, many individuals without preceding conditions simply appreciate wearing gradient compression hosiery. Most people love the way they make their legs feel. Patients should consult with their physicians before wearing compression stockings.