Compression therapy is the application of controlled graduated external pressure to the limb to reduce venous pressure within the limb. By doing this, the blood flow velocity is improved and restored to normal. In the early 1990’s Dr. Sheps introduced SIGVARIS compression stockings to his Track and Field patients, who described that their “legs felt lighter” and helped “protect their legs during plane travel.” Many athletes credit their increased performance to “Dr. Sheps Socks” and have been ordering them in bulk ever since. SIGVARIS compression stockings are part of PCSM’s treatment protocol for different lower extremity conditions.
They are used in combination with our other services to reduce the swelling by aiding the valves in the veins to close which moves blood flow up the leg against the pull of gravity.Dr. Sheps has pushed the envelope and found new applications for SIGVARIS socks for the treatment of athletics.
Because of his history and patient success with the stockings, Dr. Sheps has consulted closely with SIGVARIS for many years on new products for athletic performance.SIGVARIS is a world-leading expert in the management of venous and lymphatic disorders, offering products that service three areas of therapy: Active Therapy, Support Therapy and Medical Therapy.
Compression socks are designed to improve athletic recovery and performance. They help flush out the lactic acids built up in the leg muscles during exercise, as well as relieve tired, aching legs and exercise-induced muscle soreness. Olympic athletes wore these stockings during the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China.
Support Therapy Compression
Socks and hosiery can be used by the most common person provides relief from a range of common symptoms including tired, aching legs, swollen feet and ankles, as well as spinal stenosis (cramping that you get when you walk). They are highly recommended for: diabetics, pregnant women (promotes blood circulation by improving venous blood return back to the heart), individuals who stand on their legs all day such as nurses or cashiers, frequent plane travelers (prophylactic treatment for preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) varicosities and tired legs), and post-surgical care (even if the surgery is nowhere near the feet).