Compression stockings have several health benefits for patients. Contact us to see if our compression stockings in Myrtle Creek are for you!
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Compression Stockings: What Are They and How Do They Help?
A person wearing compression stockings can look like they’re just wearing heavy duty socks. While this is sort of true, compression stockings, also known as compression socks, serve a bigger purpose than keeping you comfortable in your shoes. Compression stockings’ main purpose is to squeeze legs more than the average pair of socks to improve blood circulation.
We provide compression stockings in Myrtle Creek as part of our medical equipment because several of our patients have experienced the benefits of wearing them, and maybe you can, too.
Who Needs Compression Stockings and Why
The primary benefit of compression stockings is improving blood circulation, but patients experiencing the following symptoms should also talk to a Myrtle Creek pharmacist about getting a pair:
- Swelling in their legs and ankles
- Venous ulcers
- Pain from varicose veins
- Venous hypertension
- Poor lymphatic drainage
Patients who perform certain activities or are in certain situations may need them more than others. The following are patients who ask our pharmacists in Myrtle Creek for compression stockings the most often.
Uses a Wheelchair
Patients who depend on a wheelchair can have poor blood flow and swelling in their legs. Wearing compression stockings can help improve both of those conditions, effectively making them more comfortable.
Pregnant women are likely to experience swelling in their legs, feet or ankles. To stop this from happening, they’ll wear compression stockings. Some pregnant women wear compression stockings as a preventative measure, meaning they put them on before their legs, feet or ankles even have a chance to swell.
People Who Work on Their Feet
Anyone who works in a restaurant, retail store or anywhere else they find themselves on their feet frequently can lose blood and oxygen flow to their legs and feet. Compression stockings help deliver them the blood and oxygen they need to stay more comfortable during and after work.
Patients who are athletes can have multiple uses for compression stockings. The first one is wearing them either on their arms or legs to improve blood and oxygen flow during physical activity. The second one is wearing them after physical activity to recover faster. Either way, these patients receive the treatment they need to perform their best and take care of their bodies.
A patient who is part of an airplane crew or a frequent flyer is more likely to develop blood clots in their legs. That’s because when the air pressure inside the plane changes, so does the amount of oxygen they’re able to breathe in. This can lead to blood clots, a side effect compression stockings can help prevent.
Visit Myrtle Creek Pharmacy for Compression Stockings Today!
Compression stockings in Myrtle Creek can help many people for many reasons. If you feel like you may be one of them, talk to one of our pharmacists in Douglas County or Roseburg and find out if compression stockings are right for you.
Need to know more about compression stockings in Myrtle Creek? Contact Myrtle Drugs today!