With so many health gimmicks out there today, it’s no wonder that many of us look at products that claim to benefit areas of our bodies with a healthy dose of skepticism! Here at Innisfil Wellness Centre, we strive to help all our patients get the treatments and beneficial procedures that they need to treat them as a whole person, not just treat the disease or issue they might be having. A question that we get often here at Innisfil Wellness Centre is about compression stockings and whether or not they are truly beneficial. Let’s go over a few of the benefits you can expect from compression stockings and you can decide for yourself whether or not they live up to the hype.
Compression stockings are exactly what the name implies — stockings that are made to compress your tissues and muscles. When you wear compression stockings on your legs, they are almost always going to be what is known as graduated compression stockings, meaning the compression from the elastic weaving in the material is going to be stronger towards your ankles and less tight up towards your calf or thigh muscles. The compression helps with a lot of circulatory issues and even pain management since it allows for easier blood flow back up to the heart. So important are compression stockings in preventing blood clots and other issues that they are often required pre and post-surgery during recovery.
To learn more about compression stockings and their benefits, please come and see us here at Innisfil Wellness Centre where we have many things to aid you, including massage therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists and even direct billing. We look forward to talking with you!