Under Pressure: Medical Compression Therapy

Published On: July 5, 2022

Compression socks are an excellent therapy to increase blood flow and improve circulation. At Werkman, Boven & Associates, we carry Sigvaris Compression therapy and have certified compression fitters in the clinic. 

“Medical compression therapy involves applying a type of elastic device, mainly on the limbs, to exert controlled pressure on them. By compressing the limbs or other body regions, the medical compression device squeezes the vein walls together, improving overall circulation and supporting blood flow back towards the heart.”[1] 

Compression garments are often viewed as obscenely medical and worn explicitly by a select portion of the population. Sigvaris has squashed this stigma with so many great styles and patterns from which you can choose. Our clinic has staff members who wear the products and would be happy to show you our fun designs! 

View a selection of the styles below. Our most commonly purchased style is the closed-toe, calf-height sock. We do carry thigh-high, pantyhose, and calf-height in both open- and closed-toe options.

Why wear compression socks?

Some people have an inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves, creating additional challenges to the venous circulation. Wearing Sigvaris compression socks or stockings is vital for preventing and treating varicose veins and other circulatory problems, especially in at-risk individuals. The compression socks help ensure active compression supports your veins and vein walls.

Sigvaris carries different levels of compression to best treat your ailments. Within each sock, the compression level varies, the highest around the ankle and gradually decreasing as you continue up the leg.

When your profession requires you to sit and stand for most of the day, whether you are a teacher, construction worker, bus driver, nurse, or hair stylist, or your workplace is outdoors, in a car, or in a retail shop, your feet and legs do a great job of supporting you throughout your entire working day. By wearing graduated compression stockings, your legs will feel healthy and relaxed, increase your energy and aid in keeping your legs healthy. [2] [3]

During a workout, your muscles lack the much-needed oxygen and nutrients. Your blood, when properly circulated, restores these essential ingredients to tired muscles. Sigvaris products help muscles regenerate more efficiently and remove any lactic acid that has built up.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Schedule an appointment with one of our certified fitters to ensure the best style and size for you. Consult your physician to obtain a prescription for your condition’s appropriate Sigvaris product and compression strength, as many Extended Health Insurance plans will cover these medical devices.


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