Compression Socks/ Legwear & Arm Sleeve Brands We Carry:
Compression comes in a variety of garments such as socks, thigh highs, pantyhose, arm and leg sleeves, bras, abdominal binders, girdles and shapewear! These garments provide support that is especially useful for people who have circulation issues such as venous insufficiency. They also aid in the healing process after some surgical procedures and they reduce pain, swelling and tissue repair. These garments come in varying degrees of compression, 8-15mmHg,15-20mmHg, 20-30mmHg, 30-40mmHg. The higher degrees of medical compression – over 20mmHg – require a doctor’s prescription and are covered by private insurance companies.
BodyMed Boutique carries a wide selection of these compression garments. Our professional certified fitters will be able to help you make the correct choice of compression garments for your specific needs including Aching Legs, Varicose Veins, Swelling, Lymphedema, Lipodema, Circulation Support, Fitness and surgery including Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Mastectomy and Liposuction.
Compression garments worn on the arms are called arm sleeves. A compression sleeve worn by women who have experienced Breast Cancer can reduce their risk of Lymphedema or if they have Lymphedema, can reduce size, swelling and heaviness.
These sleeves can also reduce the chance of swelling while travelling by air.
Solid colours are available in beige and black. Seasonal colours and patterns are available by special order.
These sleeves must be measured and are available in 15-20mmHg, 20-30mmHg and 30-40mmHg compression strength.
A prescription is required for sleeves over 20mmHg.
The fabric is treated with SILVADUR antimicrobial protection to help lower the risk of infection.
Available in 9 inch and 12 inch styles. Available up to 42 inch wait or up to 62 inch waist.
They are frequently recommended for use, in pregnancy. Compression socks apply a gradient compression or pressure to your leg to help manage venous disorders. The gradient compression socks/stockings apply the highest measured pressure at the ankle and this pressure gradually decreases up the length of your stocking. This promotes blood flow in the right direction which is back towards the heart, even if your valves or veins are damaged
The results of wearing compression garments are almost immediate, and you will find yourself healthier and much more comfortable.
Compression socks differ in many ways and there are 4 classes of measured compression. A prescription from your doctor is needed for any compression garment over 20 mmHg . Most insurance companies cover compression with a prescription from a doctor.
Compression socks are indicated for some of these common problems:
15-20 mmHg– Tired, achy legs, minor ankle, leg and foot swelling. Some minor leg issues in pregnancy or varicose veins, helps prevent DVT
20-30 mmHg– Post surgical, moderate edema or swelling, moderate to severe issues in pregnancy, post sclerotherapy, superficial thrombophlebitis, helps prevent DVT
30-40 mmHg- Severe edema or swelling, management of venous ulcers, post sclerotherapy, chronic venous insufficiency.