BURLINGTON CUSTOM BRACES COMPRESSION HOSIERY
Professional custom braces and compression hosiery in Burlington. Helps reduce knee, ankle, elbow and foot pain and is effective in helping your recovery from injury. Free advice and information to help your condition. Sleeves, stockings, socks and supports are supplied and professionally fitted.
At Edgar Family Chiropractic we carry Bauerfeind professional bracing and compression sleeves, socks and supports. Bauerfeind is a German company that has won many awards for the quality of its products and its commitment to innovation and research. From professional athletes to weekend warriors, these braces help to assist and improve a variety of conditions such as tendonitis, inflammation, osteoarthritis and many more!
Examples of the available braces, sleeves and supports:
Low Back Brace – This brace stabilizes the lower back and relieves pain by promoting correct posture. Great for anyone suffering from chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis or post- surgery.
Knee Brace – If you are experiencing pain, irritation or swelling in your knee(s), this brace helps redistribute the compression to the surrounding soft tissues and muscles! Great for anyone with a patellar tracking problem (patella-femoral syndrome), osteoarthritis, ligament and meniscal injury or post-surgery.
Elbow Brace – The elbow brace provides active support for strain relief and helps resolve spasms by redistributing compression to surrounding soft tissues. Mainly used for tendonitis such as “tennis elbow”.
Pregnancy Belt – A lifesaver for moms-to-be! This belt stabilizes and relieves pressure on the lower back and pelvis by distributing weight evenly and promoting blood flow!
What is venous insufficiency?
Our circulatory system is made up primarily of arteries and veins. Arteries are responsible for bringing oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body while veins return oxygen-poor blood back to the heart. When veins fail to do their job, venous insufficiency (VI) is the result. When we are in the upright position (sitting or standing), the blood in our leg veins must go against gravity to return to our heart. This is done with the help of small valves in our veins that prevent blood from going back down towards the feet. Leg and calf muscles squeeze the veins to help move blood towards the heart. When you walk, this process works well because our muscles are more active but when we sit or stand for a long time, the blood in the veins can start to pool and this increases the pressure in the veins and on the valves. Our veins can handle increased pressure for short periods but if we continue to stand or sit for longer periods of time, the vein walls, as well as the valves, can start to stretch and weaken.
What are the symptoms?
Swollen feet, ankles, and legs-tired, heavy, restless, aching, fatigued legs-pain with walking or after stopping-rashes, redness, sores, and ulcers.
What are some common causes of VI?
Family history of varicose veins
Not exercising enough
Standing or sitting for long periods of time
Long distance travel
How is venous insufficiency treated?
Although there are surgical options available for severe cases, most times, physicians will recommend or prescribe medical grade compression stockings, socks, sleeves and supports for both preventions of varicose veins and treatment of them. They help to improve venous blood flow by delivering a controlled amount of pressure, which is the greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases toward the top of the garment. The stockings work by squeezing the veins to stop excess blood pooling and the gradient pressure helps to control swelling and fatigue. Many patients report feeling rested and refreshed after wearing their stockings.
There are many different styles and lengths of compression hosiery for both men and women including casual, dress, sport, thigh-high and full pantyhose, we ensure that you get the perfect fit. There are also different compression levels depending on your needs and the extent of your venous insufficiency. For mild cases or for people looking to prevent varicose veins there is “mild support” providing 15-20 mmHg of pressure, while for more serious cases “moderate and firm support” is recommended providing 20-30 mmHg and 30-40 mmHg of pressure respectively.
Custom Braces and Compression Hosiery Q&A:
What are custom braces?
Custom braces are orthopedic devices that are designed and fabricated to fit an individual’s specific needs and conditions. They are used to provide support and stability to joints and muscles, and can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including injuries, chronic pain, and degenerative conditions.
What are some common conditions that custom braces can treat?
Common conditions that custom braces can treat include sprains and strains, arthritis, ligament injuries, and post-surgical support.
How are custom braces made?
Custom braces are made by taking a mold or impression of the affected area, which is then used to create a unique design for the brace. This design is then fabricated using materials such as plastic, metal, and elastic.
What is compression hosiery?
Compression hosiery is a type of specialized stocking that is designed to provide graduated compression to the legs. They are used to help improve circulation, reduce swelling, and prevent blood clots.
What are some common conditions that compression hosiery can treat?
Common conditions that compression hosiery can treat include varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, and lymphedema.
How does compression hosiery work?
Compression hosiery works by applying graduated pressure to the legs, which helps to improve circulation by pushing blood back up towards the heart. This helps to reduce swelling and the risk of blood clots.
What are the different types of compression hosiery?
There are two main types of compression hosiery: support hose and compression socks. Support hose provide a mild level of compression, while compression socks provide a stronger level of compression.
Who should use compression hosiery?
Compression hosiery is usually recommended for people who are at risk of blood clots, have varicose veins, or have swelling in their legs. It is also commonly used by people who have to sit or stand for long periods of time.