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Advice for a First-Time Compression Wearer

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You’ve seen compression socks, but you’ve never quite understood why they’re used.  If your doctor has recommended them for your ailment, you’re faced with the reality of adding compression therapy to your everyday life. You are not alone.  Many people, in fact, benefit from wearing s
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Why Do My Feet Swell?

If we had only one word to describe the main reason that feet tend to swell, we’d say, “gravity.” Pumping blood up the feet and legs and back to the heart is a constant, gravity-defying feat — even when you’re healthy. Muscle action, particularly in the calves, constricts the bl
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How to Travel in Comfort

The trouble with travel is it can give you a pain in the you-know-what.  But travel can also cause pain in the legs, ankles and knees. The complaint we hear most from people who travel is that their feet and ankles swell. This happens because sitting for too long can slow down circula
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How Does Compression Hosiery Work?

The blood in your legs has to contend with gravity to make its return trip to your heart. If your veins are not working efficiently, against gravity, they can allow blood and fluid to collect in your legs, causing swelling, fatigue, and pain. Compression hosiery works to help the vein
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