Self Care + Health Care Education Archive
Take a Stand- Sitting, the Silent Killer
Did you know that sitting all day can be as dangerous for your health as smoking? Here are a few ways to improve your health by getting you up on your feet.
Who Can Benefit from Compression
Gradient compression garments are used to increase blood circulation and reduce swelling in those with circulation disorders and can also assist in athletic performance.
Choosing the Right Compression Garment
Compression garments are not all the same. What works for the pregnant woman experiencing swelling would not necessarily work for the athlete wanting to increase endurance. Find out more about the right garment for you.
Compression Garments That Don't Squash Your Style
We all have a style unique to ourselves. When you wear compression, you will want to choose garments that enhance your style instead of detracting from it. Therafirm compression products feature beautiful and fashionable colors, patterns, and styles.
How To Style Compression Garments
You may have a few apprehensions about wearing compression in public. Fortunately, designers have realized the need for fashionable compression wear, and you can use these tips to work them seamlessly into your personal style.
The Subtle Style and Obvious Benefits of Gradient Compression
Whether you are an athlete with a high training volume, someone who struggles with lymphedema, or just have achy legs from time to time, gradient compression socks are a tool that may greatly improve your quality of life.
Top 5 Things to Keep You Traveling Comfortably
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis and How to Prevent It
Knowing your risk factors and how to promote better blood flow through your body helps you avoid developing a dangerous clot in your veins.
When To Wear Compression
While compression garments are easy to put on, you do need to know when to wear them to get the most relief from your symptoms and avoid potential issues that could occur from overuse.
Compression Wear for the Changing Weather
Compression socks, footless tights, and hose are versatile clothing elements that provide muscle support and warmth while promoting increased blood flow in order to make the winter months more bearable.
Compression for Careers on Your Feet
Careers that involve being on your feet may be rewarding, but they often leave your feet and legs feeling tired and achy at the end of the day.
Socks that Offer Comfort and Pain Relief for People with Arthritis
Did you know that people with arthritis often have foot pain that can benefit from seamless socks?
Maintaining Your Vein Health Through the Heat of the Summer
Learn how to keep cool and wear your compression in the summertime so your veins stay healthy.
The 411 on Antimicrobial Ionic+® Mineral Fibers
Tips and Activities for Staying Active in the Fall
Travel Tips for People with Circulation, Diabetes, Arthritis, and Other Health Issues
Tips for How to Have a Stress-Free Holiday
Let’s face it. The most wonderful time of the year can sometimes be not so wonderful. The pressure to create a perfect holiday experience can add unnecessary stresses that can even affect your health. Following these helpful tips will help you to have a stress-free holiday.
What are orthotics? An orthotic brace is something that is worn to improve mobility, relieve pain, align joints, or treat injury or medical conditions. There are many different styles of braces for nearly every part of the body.
Learn the 411 on When and Why You Should Replace Your Compression Products
How do you know when it’s time to replace your compression? Everyone knows when it’s time to replace your regular socks. They get threadbare, and maybe develop a hole in the toe or heel. Because compression socks are a medical device, there is a different standard to when you should replace them.
Playing Sports and Wearing AFOs
Learn how professional athletes and kids can participate in sports while wearing AFO braces. Find out how to prevent leg irritation with the right socks for AFO braces.
Tips for How to Have a Stress-Free Holiday
Winter can be hazardous for anyone, but especially for senior citizens. They can be more at risk for a number of winter hazards, due to lower response times, more health issues, and more sensitivities. Follow these tips to stay safe during winter conditions.
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This is general information and not intended to diagnose or treat patients. It is the provider's responsibility to ascertain the appropriateness of individual applications
of compression therapy. Patients should always consult with their provider prior to wearing compression products.
Compression products should not be worn and are contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions: severe arterial insufficiency, cutaneous infections,
acute dermatitis, wet dermatosis, uncontrolled congestive heart failure, skin irritations, allergies to dyes.