The Benefits of Compression Stockings
At ADA Medical Supply in Sandy Springs near Atlanta, Georgia
Do you have tired, aching legs, swelling in your ankles and calves, or other vein related issues? Wearing compression garments may be the answer to your discomfort.
Sitting or standing for long periods of time can cause your legs to feel tired and ache as the blood pools at the ankles and has difficulty returning due to your sedentary position. Stop in and talk with one of our knowledgeable staff members about how compression stockings may help you!
Swelling or edema of the legs and feet is caused by a build-up of fluid in the tissues, often in the ankles and lower legs. This swelling may be caused by an injury, heart problems, medications, or vein problems. Prolonged swelling might be a warning sign of a more serious disease or chronic vein insufficiency. this mild swelling can be managed by the use of compression socks or hosiery but always consult your physician regarding the swelling.
Symptoms of Edema:
- Enlarged ankles and calf (lower leg may appear puffy)
- Discomfort or tired legs
- Decreased mobility (leg may feel heavy)
- Decreased skin elasticity
Varicose veins are caused by the back-flow or pooling of blood in damaged veins and may be mild to severe. The problem may arise as a result of pregnancy or may be due to heredity. Symptoms of varicose veins include:
- A feeling of heaviness in the legs or extremities
- Bulging veins
- Discomfort and aching in the legs or extremities
- Inflammation of a surface vein
Consult your physician or trained professional regarding the degree of compression best for the severity of the condition.
Chronic venous insufficiency is caused by damaged valves in the veins which leads to blood pooling in the leg causing swelling and discomfort, which in turn may lead to skin damage and leg ulcers.
Symptoms of CVI:
- Daily swelling of the leg
- Skin color changes around and above the ankle region
- Varicose veins
- Fragile skin - opens easily with minor trauma
CVI can be effectively managed by wearing gradient compression stockings daily. Remember to consult your physician or trained health care professional.
Venous ulcers, due to unhealthy valves, may develop in the lower leg to cause chronic backup of blood which pools causing swelling that interferes with nutrition and oxygen supply to the skin. This causes the skin to become flaky, dry, and darker in color. The skin is also very fragile and will split with minor trauma to the leg.
Symptoms of venous ulcers:
- Swelling of the lower leg and ankle
- Skin discoloration around and above the ankles
- Open skin with moderate to heavy drainage
ADA Medical Supply & Services, Inc.
6780 Roswell Rd NE, Ste 115D
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Located in the Marsh Creek Village Shopping Center