Doctors use compression to treat various conditions, including foot
swelling, mild edema, varicose veins, thrombosis, varicosities of
varying severities, and circulation problems from diabetes. Geriatric
patients, those with diabetes, lymphedema and post-surgery patients often
depend on compression therapy.
Compression garments, such as socks, stockings and wraps, deliver
support and increased circulation to affected limbs and other areas of the
body. Compression is graded in millimeters of mercury and can range from
15-50 mmHg; the higher the compression, the tighter the garment.
Lighter compression products start out at 15-20 mmHg, which are for
tired, achy legs, mild edema, varicose veins and foot swelling. This level of
pressure can also help to prevent vein thrombosis. Higher levels of pressure
such as 20-30 mmHg is for severe varicosities, for open face ulcers,
moderate edema and post surgery. For people who have ulcers, lymphatic
edema and varicosities, they typically need 30-40 mmHg.
HME providers often face fitting and non-compliance issues when it
comes to patients. Compression garments are very tight, and for some
patients, this can cause problems that lead to non-compliance. The
garments also can be difficult to take on and off, and many patients have
reach or strength issues.
Still, compression products are a key offering for HME providers looking
to drive increased retail revenue, because it is a category not typically
covered by Medicare, except in a few cases, such as lymphedema patients.
Here are some of the latest offerings on the market:
Athletic Recovery Sock now available in black
Athletic Recovery Sock
SIGVARIS’ Black Athletic Recovery Sock is the second sports
compression sock in the Active Therapy Series. The
Athletic Recovery Line offers athletic sizing assortment,
comfort and fit. The Athletic Recovery Socks are made with
drirelease and latex-free yarns with an embedded
environmentally-friendly Freshguard treatment that virtually
eliminates odors. Wearing compression during and after
strenuous exercise or competition may help flush out lactic
acid and also provide symptomatic relief of delayed onset
leg muscle soreness. Graduated compression socks can
also be worn to help support, by stimulating blood circulation,
recovery from sports injuries.
Juzo socks keep skin cool
Juzo Basic Casual Socks
The Juzo Basic Casual socks are designed for casual or
active wear. The comfortable socks are soft with moisture
wicking fibers to keep the skin cool and dry. The socks are
available in white or black, knee high, 15- 20-millimeter Hg
and 20- to 30-millimeter Hg.
Male compression socks available in four levels
Mediven for Men Medical Compression Sock
medi USA’s mediven for men medical compression sock line uses 100
percent natural lanolin. Clima-comfort technology guarantees the
stockings will not dry out or dampen. medi’s innovative Climafresh
system prevents unpleasant odor formation. mediven for men are available
in four compression levels. The 8- to 15-millimeterHg comes in
three sizes based on shoe size and is available in black, navy, brown,
and gray. Sizing for the 15- to 20-millimeterHg, 20- to 30-millimeterHg
and 30- to 40-millimeterHg are based on leg circumference, with the
available colors being black, khaki, navy, and brown.
Athletic Sock Relieves Tired Muscles
Athletic Recovery Sock
The Athletic Recovery sock from SIGVARIS is an Active Therapy medical compression garment is designed to improve athletic recovery and performance. The product helps flush out lactic acids that build up in the muscles during exercise, as well as relieve tired legs and exercise-induced muscle soreness. The sock is made of drirelease yarns to increase the water release rate of wet fabric, and features an odor-blocking FreshGuard treatment.
Bilt-Rite / Mastex
Compression Stockings and Diabetic Socks are Versatile
Compression Stockings and Diabetic Socks
Bilt-Rite/Mastex’s line of compression stockings and diabetic socks are designed for men and women. The compression stockings are designed for those with medically diagnosed vascular conditions. The stockings are available in a variety of compressions, in knee high, thigh high, open and closed tow variations. The diabetic socks are made with fibers designed to keep moisture away from the skin and reduce bacterial growth. The socks are available with lightweight comfort pads.
Stockings Provide Support Needed
The Juzo Soft Leggings are over-the-counter footless support pantyhose with a therapeutic 15-20 mmHg compression. They are designed to improve circulation for tired, achy legs and provide customers with more wardrobe flexibility.
• The leggings have an adjustable waist for expectant mothers.
• They are sheer knit with a high elastic or compressive body part.
• The Soft Leggings are machine washable.
Booth Number: 2965
More than Just Stockings
The Graduated Compression Elastic Support Stockings are made of Microfiber and are available in knee high and thigh high and open and closed toe.
• Stockings give 25-30 mmHg of compression.
• Designed for men and women.
• Stockings come in beige and black.
Graduated Compression Elastic Support Stockings (888) 948-2633
Booth Number: 3337
Thermal Support for Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Back
The Thermoskin AP Rigid Lumbar Support offers stabilization of the lower back via the anterior and posterior rigid panels that control pelvic tilt and rotation while providing critical support to the back and abdomen. An adjustable closure offers compression variation for additional comfort and support. The product helps maintain correct posture, stabilize the lumbar spine and reduce or relieve back pain.
Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
The Grafco Tennis Elbow Support is typically used when playing sports, gardening or using hand tools. The support provides compression to forearm muscles and supports the upper forearm during many activities that involve repeated hand motion, strong grip, torquing of the arm and impact.
Thigh-High Style Compression
These graduated compression thigh highs offer 20 to 30 mmHg compression and are recommended for the treatment of varicose veins and other venous insufficiencies and blood circulation problems. The thigh highs have a lace top with three rows of silicone. Graduated compression provides firmer support at the foot and ankle and gradually decreases up along the leg to the knee and thigh. It acts as a second heart - increasing blood circulation and preventing general body fatigue.