1 02, 2017

Do I need to consult a specialist before buying my compression garment?

2017-02-01T00:26:02+00:00

Simply put – yes. Even though compression stockings and socks look a lot like regular ones nowadays, they don’t fit the same way. The size of your ankles, calves, thighs, the length of your legs, as well as the compression strength must be used to determine the proper size of your compression garment. Poorly [...]

Do I need to consult a specialist before buying my compression garment?2017-02-01T00:26:02+00:00
1 02, 2017

Who needs to wear compression stockings or socks?

2017-02-01T00:24:46+00:00

People with certain leg problems or at risk for blood clots in the legs, known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) must wear compression garments. These clots can also develop as a result of prolonged bed rest (such as after surgery), sitting for long periods (such as on a plane, at work, etc.), use of [...]

Who needs to wear compression stockings or socks?2017-02-01T00:24:46+00:00
1 02, 2017

What is the difference between anti-embolism and graduated compression stockings?

2017-02-01T00:23:54+00:00

Anti-embolism stockings (TED) are designed specifically for non-mobile patients or those confined to a bed to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis. Ted stockings are not gradient: the same compression throughout the length of the garment and offer minimal compression 8-18mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Graduated compression stockings are medically therapeutic and designed for people who are [...]

What is the difference between anti-embolism and graduated compression stockings?2017-02-01T00:23:54+00:00
1 02, 2017

How compression stockings work?

2017-02-01T00:34:24+00:00

Graduated compression stockings and socks provide necessary external support to the vein walls and work in conjunction with calf muscle pump. Compression stockings provide circulation while helping to minimize and control leg and ankle swelling.

How compression stockings work?2017-02-01T00:34:24+00:00
1 02, 2017

Will my insurance pay for custom orthotics, compression garments and braces?

2017-02-01T00:17:48+00:00

Yes - most Extended Health Care Plans will cover the cost of custom-made orthotics, compression garments and body braces. Certain devices are also covered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. You will need a doctor’s prescription to submit an insurance claim. It is advised that you call your insurance company to verify [...]

Will my insurance pay for custom orthotics, compression garments and braces?2017-02-01T00:17:48+00:00

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