“Compression stockings are a specialized hosiery, designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg, compressing the limb. This reduces the diameter of distended veins and causes an increase in venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness. Compression therapy helps decrease venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairments of venous walls, and relieves heavy and aching legs. Knee High Compression Hose are used not only to help increase circulation, but to also help prevent the formation of blood clots in the lower legs, as well as aiding in the treatment of ulcers of the lower legs”
*Compression stocking definition as per Wikipedia
Medical compression stockings are usually prescribed by doctor. Patient can obtain stockings through the specialist’s retailer.
- At first patient is going to see doctor and describe the problem. The doctor is going to identify the problem and prescribe the correct treatment
- Once doctor prescribes medical stockings, the patient is going to order the product in the retail outlet. Retailer will advice on the appropriate brand/model, therefore patient will be informed on what product to select.
- Afterwards patient will continue to see his doctor to discuss current treatment. Based on the patient’s condition and needs doctor will decide the need for further supply.
Orthotics and arch supports are often recommended by doctors for the relief of foot pain, shin pain, knee pain, heel pain, and back pain. Just a misalignment or lack of stability at the foot region can cause abnormal pressure on the foot and leg pain, hip pain or back pain can be easily developed.
To correct these problems patient can start simply by using orthotics and arch supports.
Arch supports and orthotics are providing care for fallen arches or pronated feet. They also prevent over pronation during walking and running. It improves foot stability and controls rotation of the leg. The simple using of orthotics and arch supports creates normal lower limb posture and prevents extra pressure that lead to injury.
Full length orthotics and arch supports are great for running shoes and street sneakers, where they can be inserted as an insole replacement. Arch cushion orthotic insoles are excellent for sports use because they provide a degree of cushioning and shock absorption in addition to improving the foot movement.
Back support or back brace
A back support or back brace effectively improves back posture as part of the management of lower back pain. Painful back conditions can all benefit just from wearing a back support.
There are Core stability exercises that are designed specifically to improve the lower back condition and relive back pain. In addition to it a back support help to prevent bad posture.
All braces and back supports contain plastic or metal reinforcing side, which particularly helps to prevent back pain in people who require back support during physical activity or work.
Back pain also can occur during pregnancy. A back support cannot be wearing during, pregnancy so a pregnancy belt is more suitable to provide support for expecting mothers.
Knee supports and braces
Knee supports and braces are often prescribed right after knee surgery and during knee rehabilitation. They can help to provide stability and support to knee area and reduce some pressure during walking or staying.
Arthritis knee braces can reduce knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Brace is improving the biomechanics of the knee joint and taking away stress off the area of the knee joint. This can improve knee function and delay the need for knee replacement surgery.