Do your legs ache, swell or feel tired?
Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
Proper selection and sizing of compression hosiery can be confusing, but both are essential for control of edema and management of more serious vascular conditions or complications from diabetes. The application of compression stockings would seem to be fairly cut and dry.
But not all people are created equal, and neither are compression stockings. Juzo compression stockings are latex free and are produced using a special manufacturing process, exclusive to Juzo, in which every elastic fiber is micro-spun with soft protective threads. This makes the garments softer, breathable and easier to put on and take off. All Juzo garments are machine wash and dried and are resistant to sun, ointments, lotions and perspiration.
Juzo compression stockings apply a gradient amount of pressure that may improve blood flow in the veins, which in turn helps relieve symptoms. Graduated compression stockings need to be worn daily and consistently to ensure optimal treatment. Compliance is an essential consideration in garment selection. We all know that a garment that is sitting in a drawer isn’t doing anyone any good! At In Care of You, a certified Juzo fitter will take measurements and discuss what factors in a garment will help you stay compliant. The fitter will then make recommendations for you to choose from. Juzo products offer many styles, choices and colors that will cater to an individual’s preferences.
Common reasons for wearing compression stockings:
- History of blood clots or dvts (deep vein thrombosis)
- Varicose veins, venous insufficiency, Edema, and orthostatic hypotension
- Leg injury or surgery
- Increased body weight (pregnancy, obesity)
- Standing or sitting for prolonged periods without walking (long distance travels, flying)
- Natural Aging
Do you know that some insurance companies help pay for compression hosiery? Please call In Care of You at 719-442-6770 to schedule an appointment.