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Compression Hosiery

Compression Hosiery by Therafirm

Medical gradient compression hosiery are designed to improve venous and lymphatic flow in the lower extremity.

Blood must circulate from the lower extremities back to the heart against the forces of gravity.  In healthy veins there are valves that, when open, allow flow of blood up toward the heart; closing of the valves prevents backflow and pooling of blood in the legs.  In unhealthy veins, the valves are weak and the walls of the veins become stretched and farther apart; the result is valves that cannot close fully, thus permitting backflow of blood.

Application of external compression, such as that provided by compression hosiery, compresses the diameter of the vein and:

  • increases blood velocity;
  • aids incompetent valve cusps to meet (i.e. close properly); and
  • reduces edema.

Therafirm stockings deliver a controlled amount of pressure - greatest at the ankle and gradually decreasing toward the top of the stocking.  Gradient pressure promotes better venous flow which helps to control:

  • swelling;
  • varicosities;
  • leg fatigue; and
  • other problematic leg conditions.


Who can benefit from wearing compression hosiery?

People who experience any of the following conditions:

  • tired, aching, fatigued legs
  • swollen feet, ankles, legs
  • prolonged sitting or standing
  • chronic venous insufficiency
  • moderate to severe varicose veins
  • expectant mothers
  • sclerotherapy
  • lymphedema
  • overweight
  • family history of venous leg disorders

You may also consider compression hosiery if you work in any of the following professions:

  • doctor, nurse, medical professional
  • teacher, educator
  • police officer
  • flight attendant
  • office worker
  • construction worker
  • sales - retail, tradeshows

The THERAFIRM Advantage

  • Various compression levels for mild, moderate or firm support
  • Variety of styles for men and women: trouser socks, knee high, thigh high, and full panty hose
  • Comfortable: made with Micro-Cool process creating a wicking effect, allowing quick evaporation of moisture
  • Fashionable: variety of shades and knit pattern textures

Ask your healthcare provide if Compression Hosiery is right for you!

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