What Is Compression?
Sitting, standing, or remaining in any position for long periods of time can result in venous insufficiency. The walls in your veins can weaken, valves can be damaged, and blood flow through your veins can be restricted. A compression sleeve on your feet, legs, knees, or wrists can stimulate venous activity by increasing the flow of blood through your veins and to your muscles and heart. Read below to learn more about the top 10 people who can benefit from compression sleeves.
Benefits of Compression Sleeves
Restricted bloodflow in the veins can be chronic—especially for people with jobs or circumstances which require prolonged sitting or standing. Conditions which can be caused by remaining immobile for long hours include tennis elbow, patellar tendonitis, achilles tendonitis, and more.
Many people are affected by venous insufficiency, but the following career types are the most high-risk for the condition:
- Assembly-line workers
- Chefs and cooks
- Frequent flyers
- Hair stylists and barbers
- Healthcare workers (dental, medical, and pharmacy)
- Office workers
- Truck drivers
- Waiters and waitresses
If your job forces you to sit or stand for long periods of time, don’t try to tough it out. Chronic restriction of bloodflow in your limbs can result in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including numbness, tingling, pain, cramping, and varicose veins. Compression sleeves can offer support and comfort that will bring you the relief you need. To see Orthosleeve’s range of medical grade compression products, click here.