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Protect Your Legs During Travel

| October 20, 2014 | Reply

Medical Compression Stockings

If you are planning to travel via plane this fall and winter, and you are worried about swelling and leg discomfort, you may want to consider graduated medical compression stockings from Capilano Rehab Centre.

THE PROBLEM OF JET PLANES

In most air travel situations, especially on long flights, your legs are restricted and inactive.  This can lead to a pooling of blood in your lower legs.  This is compounded if you already have issues with venous insufficiency and can put you at risk for developing a thrombosis.

HOW CAN COMPRESSION STOCKINGS HELP?

By applying graduated pressure from the ankle up, compression stockings can help blood in superficial veins move to the deeps veins and back to the heart.  This reduces blood pooling, reduces swelling, minimizes the chances of having a thrombosis, and can soothe aching and tired legs and feet.

WHY CAPILANO COMPRESSION STOCKINGS?

Capilano offers graduated medical compression stockings with the following advantages that you can feel:

  • Precise custom fit measurements
  • Premium comfort due to fine high quality patented microfiber technology
  • Optimum breathability and moisture reduction
  • Many prescribed compression stockings are covered by third party insurance plans.

WHAT CAN I DO?

Take your first step today towards better health and ask your doctor about which type of compression stockings would benefit you.  And then take the next step by calling Capilano at 780-466-1104 to arrange for your no obligation screen examination.  Let us help you protect your legs during travel.

 

 

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