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How Compression Stockings Help You Relieve Pain

Surgical stockings are useful aids to help patients feel comfortable during their recovery period following surgery. There are many different types of these solutions — with compression stockings being among the most effective.

Here are some of the main benefits of compression stockings:

Reasons for Compression
There are various reasons why doctors recommend compression stockings after a surgery. One of the most serious reasons is to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can be a fatal condition if not treated properly. Another serious condition in which stockings are prescribed is for pulmonary embolism following a stroke.

They are also recommended for leg ulcers and edema.

Compression Aids
Graduated compression is applied to the legs and ankles of patients who are mobile, which improves venous return.

Compression Research
Scientists are still undecided on whether or not compression techniques above or below the knee are effective in preventing or reducing the risk of DVT and pulmonary embolism after a patient has suffered a stroke. 

Consequently, patients as well as the medical industry need to be better educated about compression stockings, which are known to help relieve pain and reduce risks of other health conditions when used properly.

Newport Center Orthopedic offers a wide range of lymphedema products, compression stockings, and custom garments such as sleeves and specially designed bandages.