Compression garments are pieces of clothing that fit tight around the skin and come in varying degrees of compression depending on their function.
Medical compression garments/bandages are used to:
Reduce symptoms and help to keep lymphoedema under control
Research has shown that compression garments/bandages are the most effective treatment for lymphoedema.
Help prevent deep vein thrombosis and leg swelling, especially while travelling.
Reduce symptoms and relieve pain from
Tired, aching heavy legs
Improve blood circulation and minimise swelling after surgery
Minimise pregnancy-related discomfort and improve post-natal recovery
Sports compression garments/bandages are used to:
Make you cooler, or warmer
Improve performance and enhance recovery
Orthotic House has an extensive range of compression clothing available as stock items or will custom make to your requirements.
Garments in stock include:
Compression socks & sleeves
Abdominal and pregnancy garments
The Orthotic House team is fully qualified and up to date, with certifications for measuring and fitting of compression clothing.
Drawing on our 40+ years of experience, we work alongside your medical health professionals to ensure you receive the best care, advice and product that will improve your health issue.
The Benefits of Compression Clothing are:
Your body responds to "being compressed" by pumping more blood with greater force. This improves circulation and increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients into your muscles
Worn during long flights, compression leggings and travel socks help to reduce the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) caused by pooling of blood in the lower legs
Wearing compression clothing after exercise keeps the blood pumping, removing lactic acid and other byproducts from your system at a faster rate. This aids in reducing muscle soreness and improving recovery time.
Compression clothing efficiently removes perspiration from the skin. This is achieved by the use of moisture-wicking fabrics and the garments’ tight-fitting nature, and helps to regulate core temperature while preventing chafing and rashes.
During exercise, compression wear can reduce the amount you sweat - keeping you hydrated for longer.
Reduced muscle damage:
By holding muscles secure, compression clothing decreases muscle oscillation (microdamage caused by movement on impact).
It reduces the buildup of creatine kinase, which is an indicator of muscle tissue damage. The therapeutic fabrics improve recovery time as they provide greater pressure, leading to faster muscle repair.
Increased proprioception (helping your body to know where it is in space):
By having a garment that is effectively a second skin, you are heightening these senses. This is achieved through the contact with the skin and the elastic properties of the fabric.
All consultations will be followed up with phone calls from us at regular intervals. We are results driven; it is important to us that you are getting the most from your compression garments.
Our Compression Garments Products
Medical Compression Garments
Socks for Sensitive Feets
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