Compression underwear for varicose veins is an effective therapeutic tool. This correct treatment, and improves the Overall health status of the leg, and the principle of its work consists in the creation of pressure different forces at different parts of the leg.
The highest pressure observed of the leg. This is because in the process of blood flow to this area observed the greatest efforts. Load, which takes place in the upper part of the legs is reduced, and hips are 30-40%. Compression stockings that put pressure on veins and helps move blood, thereby avoiding to stagnate.
Indications and contra-indications
Patients who choose to wearing compression socks for varicose veins, should understand that they should not be permanent.
Compression socks brings tangible benefits:
- reduce swelling and the load on the lower limbs;
- reduce the pain and discomfort;
- improving the performance of sports exercises;
- problems with musculoskeletal disorders.
Use compression stuff for varicose veins has limitations, so it is necessary to consult a doctor. In some patients this treatment is not allowed.
- thromboangiitis obliterans;
This chronic vascular disease, causing narrowing of the arteries and lowers systolic blood pressure. Compression socks reduce pressure in the legs that causes a lot of damage. It is unacceptable that the use of these products in septic phlebitis, and congestive heart failure.
The conditions under which compression garment to wear, which is not recommended:
- allergic reactions;
- the strong sensitivity of the skin;
- inflammation on the skin;
- chronic dermatitis;
As a material for therapeutic hosiery manufacturers use cotton, nylon, etc ..
Externally, things are different from the standard underwear and have no seams, which is considered as an advantage. A lot of compression underwear is breathable, comfortable to the skin and cause allergic reactions. With care care products are able to maintain a therapeutic effect for about six months.
Compression for legs with varicose veins is classified into the following types:
- Preventive. It exerts minimal pressure on the surface of the legs and is used in the initial stage of varicose veins. Wear is recommended for edema in the evening, the pains, the emergence of "stars" and a small increase in the veins. Appropriate prophylaxis with the help of such underwear at a fixed sitting or standing work.
- Treatment. It is worn in the period of exacerbations. To buy this knitwear can be only on prescription.
- Hospital. Used exclusively in the postoperative period in the hospital.
A variety of compression hosiery:
- Panty hose, tights, stockings and socks. This is the most used underwear. Putting on such products you need to carry out efforts, like underwear, should be distributed on the feet evenly. But after putting on it won't go while walking, and to take it easy. Wearing tights or stockings can be combined with the use of ointments and creams. Manufacturers produce special models for pregnant women.
- Socks. You should not wear them open sores on the legs, and atherosclerosis.
- An elastic bandage. This is a universal tool for the treatment of varicose veins, despite the fact that the low efficiency in comparison with other knit. Advantage is the low price. Because it must be wound manually, it is not always possible to achieve the required degree of compression. The bandage can be used as knee pads.
Men's compression underwear
According to statistics, about 40 percent of men who suffer from problems with blood vessels. Men's compression socks, available in the form of standard underwear.
This is to ensure that he was invisible. Men prefer to wear socks, as this lingerie is usually for them to carry it without problems. The difference in comparison with the woman's anatomy.
Compression underwear for women
Women's medical socks can be of different design patterns or colorless. Compression socks are sold in the form of tights and socks. Used not only for treatment but also for prevention of, for example, in the first trimester of pregnancy. This sock prevents the development of varicose veins, to remove swelling, pain and heaviness in the legs, eliminate fatigue.
How to choose underwear
Select socks for treatment of varicose veins in the special medical institutions, licensed products and accompanying documents from the manufacturers. You will need to choose the right size of clothing, only then, when the measurement of the thickness of the legs at 4 points. There are special tables for dimensioning.
It is best to buy more socks or stockings, as in damage to one product can be immediately replaced. The correct size is the key to effective therapy.
How to wear
Wearing medical linen requires compliance with the conditions. Compression socks don't wear the standard tights ("accordion"). Corrective socks, socks and tights should be slow and consistent use with care all the resulting wrinkles. To facilitate this process will help special devices, which can be purchased in orthopedic stores and pharmacies.
You have to watch out for the nails, because Jersey is not cheap, and the regrown nail plate, the device can be damaged. Underwear in the morning, immediately after awakening, before getting out of bed. Models 3 and 4 show that wear, without the aid of experts.
Which class of compression to choose from
Classification of classes of compression:
- 1 class. The pressure is 22 mm Hg. article preventive compression clothing, suitable for the first instance of the varicose. When they are just spider veins and slightly enlarged veins, and at night pain in the legs that is shown of these products.
- Class 2. The pressure reaches 30 mm Hg. art to Wear knit class 2 allowed patients with disease of moderate severity.
- Class 3. Pressure equal to 43 mm Hg. article used These socks for varicose veins severe stage with violations of trophic character.
- Class 4. The pressure was 48 mm Hg. article Compression is used to reduce the strong swelling and lymphostasis. Socks and tights 4 classes used in the hospital clinics.
Preventive compression class 1 sold in pharmacies without a prescription. The second level of compression requires permission of the attending physician.