Compression Socks Ottawa – Where to Buy Compression Stockings in Ottawa?

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Compression Socks Ottawa – Where to Buy Compression Stockings in Ottawa?

When most people think of compression stockings, they think of uncomfortable, thick, tight, bulky socks. However, compression stockings have come along way over the last number of years due to advancements in fabric materials, Today, compression stockings are custom fitted, thin, comfortable, breathable, and most importantly fashionable.

Compression socks can be used for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, compression is advised for varicose veins or leg swelling. During pregnancy, compression stockings can help varicose veins, leg swelling, as well as improve leg circulation. Compression socks are commonly used during air travel, for running and exercise, as well as for daily use to improve leg health.

Compression socks can be purchased with or without a physician referral or prescription at Concept Medical. For more information about purchasing compression socks, please contact Concept Medical.

Here are the top 6 things you need to know about compression stockings in Ottawa:

Here are the top 6 things you need to know about compression stockings in Ottawa:

1) Compression stockings are available at Concept Medical

Concept Medical is one of a few providers of Juzo® compression products in Ottawa. Juzo® compression socks are recognized worldwide for their durability, quality, and ease of care. They are machine washable and dryable and come in a variety of contemporary colours and styles. Compression socks can be purchased with or without a physician referral or prescription at Concept Medical. If you would like to be fitted for compression socks, please contact our office.

2) Compression socks should be custom fitted

Although small, medium and large sizes work for some types of clothing, when it comes to compression stocks in Ottawa, you want to ensure your compression stockings are custom fitted to your foot, ankle, and leg. If there is too little compression, they will be ineffective. If there is too much compression, then they may be uncomfortable or even unsafe. For this reason, we suggest a fitting to ensure you have the correct compression for your body as well as condition. Custom compression stocking fittings take only 5 minutes to complete, and compression socks in Ottawa can be available for pickup or delivery in as little as 1-2 weeks.

3) Compression socks are comfortable

Compression socks should not be painful or uncomfortable. Rather, they should be comfortable, and an ease to wear. Compression socks in Ottawa come in different lengths from knee to the thigh and with the right technique are easy to put on and remove. How to properly apply and remove your compression stockings can be demonstrated at Concept Medical at your request.

4) Compression socks are usually covered by extended health or insurance plans

Compression stockings are considered a medical device if required for medical purposes. For this reasons, if prescribed by a licensed physician, extended health insurance plans regularly cover up to six pairs per year. For medical purposes, the degree of compression must be at least 20mmHg or higher.

5) Compression stockings are important during pregnancy

During pregnancy, veins dilate which can lead to varicose veins, leg swelling, and leg discomfort. Vein dilation is due to the growing baby as well vein walls becoming more relaxed by hormones. Compression stockings during pregnancy can greatly improve leg swelling and can help to minimize leg discomfort. Compression stockings may also assist in preventing varicose veins. Compression stockings should be worn early in pregnancy and continued until after delivery if possible.

6) Compression socks can help prevent blood clots during air travel

When we are sitting for prolonged periods of time, such as during air travel, blood pools in our lower legs. Stagnant or pooled blood creates an opportune environment for a blood clot to form. Blood clots in the legs (also known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT) is a potential life threatening event. Symptoms include pain, redness, tenderness, and swelling in the leg. Compression socks, when worn during air travel help to promote blood from pooling and improve circulation, decreasing the risk of blood clots. Compression stocking also helps with leg swelling which is common following long flights. During flights, it is recommended to get up and walk regularly as well as stretch your legs throughout the flight.

For more information about purchasing compression socks, please contact Concept Medical.

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