Patients with extremely low mobility frequently experience a settling of their bodily fluids. This can cause a number of complications, including unsightly buildup of the fluids in the lower legs. Compression garments such as those provided by therapystockings.com are a functional, attractive alternative to other types of compression medical supplies.
The common method in treating this kind of settling is to use some manner of compressing device. Traditional devices have included full or partial leg “wraps” that resemble traction or leg brace equipment. While these have the benefit of being commonly available and functional, they are also rather restrictive.
The larger leg-brace style devices are extremely obvious and bulky. There is no question whatsoever that the patient is wearing a dedicated medical device. They also can severely limit personal mobility, and aren’t necessarily the automatic best choice in every case.
Garment style compression wear on the other hand is discreet as well as functional. For those patients who need daily compression assistance without impairing mobility or impacting aesthetics, they provide a reasonable alternative.
Garments also have the benefit of relative simplicity of use. For example a full leg compression garment mimics long underwear or pantyhose in style. By comparison the leg-brace style device incorporates a system of straps and buckles and can take significant time to get on.
This doesn’t mean that garments are superior to traditional devices, merely that the latter are not always the only or best choice for an individual patient. Garment style compression wear is providing an alternative that helps meet individual patient needs.
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