Socks & Compression Hosiery
What is Gradient Compression?
Gradient compression garments apply more pressure distally while gradually decreasing pressure as the garment travels up the extremity. Gradient compression helps encourage and facilitate fluid movement for patients affected by lymphatic and venous disorders. With gentle pressure, gradient pressure allows vessels in the circulatory and lymphatic systems to absorb more fluid from tissues. The result is increased absorption of tissue fluid and decreased swelling.
Why Use Gradient Compression?
Gradient compression is an efficient way of managing edema caused by lymphatic and venous disorders. By increasing pressure on tissues, more fluid returns to the lymphatic and circulatory systems so it can be transported to the rest of the body while improving edema. All of this helps reduce the risk of further development.
Removing excess fluid reduces the risk for infection while combating edema. The compression garments offered by JOBST also help reduce the size of superficial veins by keeping them from filling with too much blood and expanding. Increasing pressure also helps encourage fluid to flow back towards the heart.
We stock compression hose for the lower leg from light compression to heavyweight. Our staff is available to measure and properly fit to your health provider’s order. We also have athletic styles in stock for runners, hikers and alpine skiers. A diabetic sock is a non-binding sock made of synthetic materials that will promote moisture wicking and reduce friction. Individuals with diabetes can have an increased risk of foot ulcers. Diabetic socks control moisture, which can reduce the risk of infection. They also have seamless toe-closures to reduce pressure and blistering.