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Compression Therapy

Everything About Wearing Graduated Compression Socks

We hope that this information will give you the confidence to make wearing compression socks part of your daily routine.

Compression therapy with TierOne garments has a lasting positive influence on your daily life. Our products give control back into your hands, delivering more freedom and independence to do the things you love. TierOne helps you solve or alleviate health issues while enjoying the benefits of enhanced blood flow and doing so in style. You can rely on the TierOne brand that genuinely cares for your well-being and recovery.

What is compression therapy?

Medical compression therapy is a treatment using elasticized devices on limbs or other body parts that applies controlled pressure. As a result, vein walls are squeezed to improve blood flow in your legs and heart. Medical-grade compression therapy also supports your veins and decreases swelling.

Diagram of How Graduated Compression Improved Circulation

Who should wear compression socks?

Being active or standing for long periods can take its toll. Athletes, nurses, shift workers, retailers, folks who spend a lot of time on their feet, people who are prone to blood circulation issues or swelling on flights, and folks who suffer from frequent cramping, shin splints, or spider veins can all experience tension relief and benefit immensely from our high quality, TierOne compression wear products.

Group of friends who wear compression socks

Does compression therapy work?

The most effective type of compression is graduated. This compression is tightest at the ankle and gradually loosens toward the calf. Your body receives the most significant benefits with this compression type, ensuring healthy venous return. Other kinds of compressions that are not graduated can harm your body.

Compression therapy helps to improve the quality of life for many people with certain health conditions. For example, doctors often prescribe compression therapy to prevent venous insufficiency from becoming more serious.

Compression therapy works by consistently using the correct compression type for the treated condition. Be sure to check with your doctor about the required compression therapy level that’s right for you.

Woman on beach who is able to walk comfortably after compression therapy

What are the benefits of compression therapy?

Boosts circulation – Therapeutic compression allows more efficient blood flow throughout your body, improving circulation. The benefits of improved circulation include decreasing swelling, helping to prevent blood clots, and creating conditions beneficial to your body’s healing process.

Removes lactic acid – Compression therapy helps your body flush lactic acid from your muscles. Deoxygenated blood gets pushed back to the heart for filtration with fresh nutrients. This means muscle tissue and fibers rebuild and repair faster and shorten your recovery time.

Enhances oxygen supply – Using compression, your legs will feel lighter, less tired, and more comfortable. Compression therapy supplies more oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, supporting key muscle groups and joints.

Reduces swelling – People on their feet for long hours or who sit for long periods, like sitting on a long flight, often experience edema or swelling in the legs and feet. Compression therapy helps increase your comfort by reducing swelling and achiness.

Provides relief and helps prevent more severe problems – Compression therapy can be helpful for other conditions, such as managing varicose veins and other leg symptoms, preventing venous thromboembolism in immobile people, promoting healing, and preventing leg ulcers, providing maintenance therapy for lymphedema, and improving chronic venous insufficiency and ulcer recurrence in older adults.