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Compression Garments

How does the graduated compression therapy help with the management of venous problems?
How does graduated compression therapy help with the management of venous problems? As a person walks, the contraction and relaxation of the calf muscles around the veins aid in moving blood toward the heart. The external graduated compression of these socks and stockings act as a layer of muscle by gently squeezing the stretched vein walls together, allowing the valves to close. The cavity of the vein is reduced, thereby restoring blood flow to a normal state and aiding overall circulation.
To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed. Some people have an inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves which creates additional challenges to the venous return. Wearing graduated compression socks or stockings is vital for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory problems.

Compression Garment: Wear & Care Instructions

Wear
  • Always use specially designated rubber gloves to don socks or stockings
  • Avoid sharp fingernails and toenails
  • Remove rings before applying
  • Do not cut off loose threads inside of the stocking
  • Do not apply oily skin care lotion on your legs before wearing the product
  • Follow practitioner instructions for donning and doffing your compression garments
Care
  • Wash daily in a linen bag or wash by hand in cold/lukewarm water
  • Hang to dry away from direct heat source
  • Do not use fabric softener
  • Do not machine dry
  • Do not clean dry
  • Do not iron
If you have any questions or concerns about the care and maintenance of your compression garments, please call our office to speak with one of our practitioners. 530.241.4040

What are Venous Disorders?
Venous insufficiency is caused by a series of disorders in the vein including when the valves of the veins fail to function properly. This interferes with venous return and causes blood to pool in the veins. Venous insufficiency can become more chronic and lead to spider veins, varicose veins, phlebitis, blood clots, and changes in the skin. The most serious disorder is a venous leg ulcer. Chronic Venous Disorders (CVD) is a collective term used to describe a long-standing condition involving impaired venous return in varying degrees of severity.
Types of Venous Disorders:
Spider veins: Those are small, dilated superficial veins (also known as telangiectasia). They may be located in different areas of the leg. When found on thighs, they mostly represent just an esthetic problem. However, when located at the ankle, they may represent a serious venous insufficiency. A visit to your physician can detect a possible venous insufficiency. And finally, for esthetic reasons, spider veins can be removed by various simple procedures.
Varicose veins: Varicose veins are the sign of a more serious venous disease. A varicose vein is a dilated and tortuous superficial vein with defective valves. As a result, the blood in these veins flow backward. The condition is known as blood reflux. Varicose veins can be painful, or on the contrary totally painless. We can find them on the foot, the calf, the thigh or on the entire leg. If not treated varicose veins can lead to serious complications.
Edema: Edema is the medical term for swelling. The edema of the foot and the ankle occurs when the blood stagnates in the superficial and deep veins in the lower part of the leg. The capillaries can no longer play their role. Water and waste build up in the skin in the lower leg and induce a venous edema (swelling of the foot and the ankle). However, not all edemas are of venous origin. Consult your physician for a proper diagnosis.
Dermatitis: The waste built-up leads to tissue damage, and consequently to inflammatory reactions such as eczema. This is an example of what specialists call stasis dermatitis.
Leg ulcer: A Venous Leg Ulcer is an open wound that usually forms near the ankle due to chronic poor circulation. The ulcer has a weeping, raw appearance and the skin surrounding the ulcer is dry, itchy, and reddish-brownish in color. Venous leg ulcers are usually slow to heal.
CircAid Compression Garments
The primary goal of CircAid compression garments is to assist limb reduction and maintenance of reduced limb volume.
Because of the inelastic nature of our garments, they provide the forces necessary within tissue spaces and
capillaries to ensure that the fluid entering tissue
​spaces equals the fluid leaving, i.e. normalized lymph flow.
CircAid compression garments maintain the shape of the limb and by using non or limited stretch materials that don't allow volume change because of their inelastic quality.

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Ray Tegerstrand's Orthopedic Appliance

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Redding Location
2445 Athens Ave
Redding, CA 96001

Mt. Shasta Location
206 Roelofs Court, Suite A
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067

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Redding: 530-241-4040
Fax: 530-241-4092
Mt. Shasta: 530.926.0560

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Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Emergency On Call