Self Care + Health Care Education Archive

5 Tips for Helping Autistic Teens and Adults Manage Stress

Helpful and fun ideas for helping teens and adults with autism to manage stress and regulate emotions.

4 Tips For Summer-Ready Legs

Are your legs ready for summer? Treat yourself to a little self-care and get your legs ready for shorts, skirts and swimwear!

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.

Foot Health Tips for Those Suffering from Diabetes

Useful tips diabetics can use for keeping your feet healthy and free of injuries and infections.

Activities for Active Seniors

Stay active in your senior years and finally enjoy the freedom of retirement. Here are some fun and active ways to enjoy your retirement years.

Beat the Heat While You Boost Blood Flow

Here are several comfortable options to help you beat the heat while you boost blood flow and improve your circulation during the warmer months.

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.

5 Reasons to wear compression garments

5 Reasons to Wear Compression Garments

Don't know if you should wear compression garments? Learn about the benefits of why they might be right for you.

Boosting Circulation with Compression

Boosting Circulation with Compression

What is one of the best ways to improve circulation? Wearing true gradient compression encourages blood to flow back toward the heart.

Compression Garments that don't squash your style

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

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

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

Top 5 Things to Keep You Traveling Comfortably

For people who travel frequently, plane rides can be uncomfortable and tiring to endure. These five items can help reduce discomfort while traveling.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis and How to Prevent It

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

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.

What is Peripheral Artery Disease and Can Compression Be a Good Solution?

What is Peripheral Artery Disease and Can Compression Be a Good Solution?

Peripheral artery disease is a condition where the arteries are narrowed, reducing blood flow to the extremities.

How to Create a Healthy Fall Routine

Nature is starting to slow down, and this invites us to do the same. Here are some ideas to help you transition into a healthy fall routine.

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.

Maintaining Healthy Feet in Diabetics

Useful tips diabetics can use for keeping your feet healthy and free of injuries and infections.

Practitioner helping relieve swelling for lymphedema patient

Lymphedema 101

A lymphedema diagnosis can be overwhelming for any patient. The following information is an easy-to-understand breakdown of the basics of lymphedema.

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.

Scoliosis 101

A lymphedema diagnosis can be overwhelming for any patient. The following information is an easy-to-understand breakdown of the basics of lymphedema.

The 411 on Antimicrobial Ionic+® Mineral Fibers

Learn about the Ionic+® antimicrobial technology from Noble Biomaterials used in Therafirm compression socks. Combat smelly socks, skin irritation, and bacteria growth with the power of silver.

Tips and Activities for Staying Active in the Fall

Fall is the perfect time to maximize your activities. Follow these tips and ideas to make the most of the fall season.

AFO 101

An AFO brace is very versatile in that it can treat many different conditions, namely musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, but also foot or ankle injury.
Woman standing with luggage while travling

Travel Tips for People with Circulation, Diabetes, Arthritis, and Other Health Issues

Thanksgiving weekend is known for being one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Experts predicted 54.6 million Americans packed their bags last year to spend the holiday with family or friends. This year the predictions are even higher.
Woman stressed out at desk around holidays

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.

Female stretching out Knit-Rite Torso-Inteerface in grey

Orthotics 101

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.


Woman measuring leg with tape measure

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.

Children running through grass with a soccer ball

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.

Senior couple walking in wintertime

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.