Compression Stockings & Socks

Should I wear TED Hose or Compression Socks?
Do I Need T.E.D. Anti-Embolism Stockings?
You should wear anti-embolism stockings when you are recovering from surgery, a long illness, or otherwise confined to bed. Anti-embolism stockings are not meant to be worn while you are walking around or going about your day normally. The word that is used most often is "ambulatory" or "non-ambulatory". Ambulatory is when you are able to get up and walk around and non-ambulatory would be the opposite. Anti-embolism stockings have a different kind of compression structure, the compression changes as the stocking moves up the leg. This style of compression is best suited for non-ambulatory usage. For the best results, you should not use them when you are going to work or able to freely walk around your home. [More]

Sigvaris Performance 20-30mmHg True Graduated Sport Compression Support Socks New Colors
Sigvaris Performance Compression Socks
Sigvaris Performance are true medical-grade graduated sport compression support socks and they are now available in blood orange, lime, red, blue, pink, and as always white and black. These are calf length sports recovery compression socks. They are comfortable socks for active adults, the compression works to ease tired achy legs and helps to improve blood flow. The high quality fabrics provide thermal control which helps keep your feet cool, dry, and comfortable, even when running or walking. Sigvaris makes many different compression stockings and socks. They have designed the Sigvaris Performance line of compression socks to be worn before, during, and after work outs and runs. The achilles tendon protector works to reduce vibrations which can help protect vulnerable ligaments. The foot-bed and toe area of the sock are cushioned to help prevent blisters and discomfort. [More]

What are T.E.D. Anti-Embolism Stockings and Hose?
What are T.E.D. Anti-Embolism Stockings?
T.E.D. stockings are an abbreviation for "thromboembolism-deterrent". They are stockings designed and worn to support the venous and lymphatic drainage of the leg, which means when you are recovering in bed these stockings will help stop blood clots from forming. If you are non-ambulatory then the gradient compression is combined with the actual muscle pump effect of your calf, these two things work together to help circulate blood and lymph fluid through your legs. T.E.D. stockings are available in knee and thigh length. As far as which you should wear, you will want to speak to your doctor about which is better for your hospital stay as well as your recovery. Blood clots can form for up to six weeks following surgery or an extended hospital stay so you will want to continue using T.E.D stockings after you leave the hospital. T.E.D. stockings are like all compression stockings and socks, in order for them to work they require accurate sizing. It is a good idea to learn how to take accurate measurements from a compression stockings and socks buyer's guide. [More]

Compression Stocking and Sock Buying Guide
Compression stockings and socks are used to help relieve tired, achy legs, swelling of feet and
ankles, and to increase blood flow. Compression stockings and socks come in different
compression levels. The measurement used for compression stockings, is mmHg, otherwise
known as millimeters of mercury. The higher the number of mmHg, the firmer the compression will
feel when wearing the socks or stockings. The different levels of compression are worn to combat
different medical conditions. [More]

Diabetic Foot Care with Online Medical Supplies
Diabetic foot care is something that needs to happen every day. One of the best ways to care for your feet is to closely monitor your blood sugars and whenever possible keep your blood sugars in the range recommended by your medical team. People with diabetes are more likely to develop feet problems than other people. Your feet should be physically examined by your health care provider at least once a year. If you have problems with your feet, they need to be examined more often. [More]