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What is Gradient Compression Hosiery

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WHAT DOES GRADIENT COMPRESSION HOSIERY DO?

Graduated compression stockings are recommended to help energize tired, achy legs and to help reduce and prevent swelling. True gradient compression hosiery provides a controlled amount of pressure throughout the garment.  The pressure or ‘squeeze’ is tightest at the ankle and gradually decreases up the leg.  This gradient compression can help improve circulation, energize tired legs and feet, and assist in the prevention of swelling.

Many people interchange the words 'Support Pantyhose', ‘Compression Pantyhose’, 'Gradient Compression Pantyhose'.  While they may sound similar, they are not the same; only gradient compression.  While GOGO gradient compression hosiery products do offer shaping support they also offer the benefits of true gradient compression.



WHO SHOULD WEAR GRADIENT COMPRESSION STOCKINGS?

People who have or are experiencing any of the following can benefit from wearing gradient compression hosiery:

  • • Tired, aching, fatigued legs
  • • Swollen feet, ankles, and legs
  • • Mild to moderate swelling
  • • Stand or sit for long periods
  • • Overweight
  • • Expectant mothers
  • • Travelers

 

Many women without any of the above conditions welcome the idea of wearing our gradient compression hosiery because they love the way it make their legs feel. Patients should consult with their physicians before wearing compression stockings.

**This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.

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