At Heal Well Medical Supply, our professionally trained staff can help answer your questions concerning compression socks. They are uniquely designed socks that are made to be tight around the foot and looser fitting the farther they go up the leg. They are made to keep the circulatory system functioning at its best, especially in the lower extremities.
If you are at risk for a blood clot or have just had surgery, your physician may recommend you wear compression stockings for a few days or weeks after your surgery. This is to ensure that the blood remains flowing as it should while your body is undergoing a healing crisis. When a person is recovering from major surgery, a stroke or other debilitating illness, they may be required to sit for long periods of time. This can have a direct impact on their circulatory system. As the body heals, more blood may be present in the veins and arteries increasing the risk of forming blood clots. The surgeon may prescribe the use of compression stockings until he or she feels the elevated risk of clotting has subsided.
Compression stockings help with various aspects of the circulatory system and its overall function. They improve the flow of blood throughout the body and prevent it from accumulating or pooling in the legs and feet. Doctors often recommend them for patients who are at risk of forming blood clots. Because of their ability to enhance how blood circulates through the body, they can help prevent complications associated with varicose veins, such as deep vein thrombosis and varicose veins.
Individuals who are on their feet for long hours during the day, either due to work or other types of activity, may also receive benefits from wearing compression socks. They can keep the blood circulating as it should in spite of the stress and strain of being forced to stand on your feet all day. Individuals who walk as part of their exercise and sometimes use a Knee Scooter, can also keep the circulation flowing at its best by using compression stockings when they go on their walks.
Call the professionals at Heal Well Medical Supply today to have all of your questions answered concerning compression stockings and how they are to be used. They can offer you advice on what size and type you need and help you follow all of your doctor's recommendations. We are here to help you get healthy and follow your doctor's orders. We will work with your doctor to make sure you get exactly what you need.