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Compression Therapy

Compression therapy sleeves provide support to both legs and arms to enhance circulation, improve athletic performance, and are also commonly recommended by vein care professionals. 

Compression sleeves are commonly used to treat lymphedema, cellulitis, swelling and circulation difficulties after taking off plaster casts.  Compression is also recommended following mastectomy to reduce arm swelling, and to prevent post-mastectomy lymphedema, and we offer straps and gauntlets (gloves) to accommodate multiple compression needs.  Sleeves may also be suggested to prevent and treat lymphatic outflow disorders or lymphatic insufficiency. 

Compression socks can help: 

  • Boost circulation in the legs, for athletics and blood flow
  • Decrease swelling in the legs and ankles
  • Improve lymphatic drainage
  • Manage orthostatic hypotension, or low blood pressure when you stand up after a period of sitting down (pilots, drivers, travelers)
  • Prevent blood from pooling in the leg veins
  • Prevent deep vein thrombosis, DVT in the legs
  • Prevent venous ulcers
  • Reduce pain related to varicose veins
  • Reverse venous hypertension

Medically prescribed woven compression products are labeled based on their level of graduated compression.  Graduated compression means that the compression is tighter at the ankle or wrist.  MmHg stands for 'millimeters of mercury'  and it measures the level of pressure or compression that is applied by the fabric sleeve.

  • Compression Class I (CCL1) - Gentle or light compression with pressure of 18-21 mmHg
  • Compression Class II (CCL2) - Medium, medical grade compression with pressure of 23–32 mmHg
Two heights of socks are also available 
  • Height 1 -  for people 5"6 and under
  • Height 2 -  for people 5"7 to 6"