Leg veins are highly elastic and must propel blood towards the center of the body against the force of gravity. To accomplish this task, our veins are obliged to use the force of our muscles to move blood back towards the heart. Medical compression stockings limit the degree to which the veins extend. They are useful in venous disease because in such conditions the veins are overstretched. They are also helpful in lymphedema, even though in this condition transport is not via the blood, but via lymphatic channels.
Many people benefit from the regular use of compression stockings. Some individuals wear light or mild compression stocking styles to help alleviate tired and aching legs that have been subjected to long periods of standing or sitting. By wearing compression stockings, the extremities become less fatigued, have improved circulation, and have decreased swelling. The risk of developing varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, or phlebitis dramatically decreases when compression stocking products are used regularly.
Some people have more serious conditions such as advanced vein disease, diabetes, cancer, traumas, or lymphatic disorders that have caused the extremities to have discoloration, varicosities, wounds, or severe swelling. Moderate or firm compression stocking styles are best suited for these types of health conditions. People that comply with a regimen of compression stocking therapy reduce the risk of recurrent venous ulceration, control lymphedema.
Martin Medical carries non-custom compression stockings from companies such Jobst, Juzo, Mediven and Sigvaris. Our expert fitters also measure for custom compression stockings by Jobst-Elvarex®," Juzo, and Mediven to ensure the very best selection compression levels, styles, and sizes.
Many patients will develop upper extremity lymphedema after breast cancer or after a mastectomy. Compression arm sleeves, gloves, and gauntlets are effective in managing lymphedema following trauma, surgery, or radiation therapy. Martin Medical carries non-custom compression arm sleeves, gloves, and gauntlets from Jobst, Juzo, and Mediven. We also provide Jobst-Elvarex®, Medi, and Juzo custom garments for precision fit and optimal comfort.