Our lifestyles always affect our bodies. Right now, many professions require extended time of standing or sitting, including:
- Construction work
- Teaching in schools and universities
- Laboratory technicians
- Truck drivers
- Office work (writers, data entry, programmers, executives, etc.)
- Online work
Unfortunately, the act of prolonged sitting or standing may promote varicose and spider veins condition (especially in the legs) due to the pressure put by the body on those veins. The varicose and spider veins condition is characterized by swollen and twisted blue (or red) veins that could be observed through the leg skin. The main mechanism of having varicose and spider veins is the deterioration of the internal valves (the valves become relaxed) located within the swollen veins. Those internal valves prevent the body from falling towards the legs after being pumped toward the heart.
If not treated (or protected against in the first place), those blue veins may become painful and induce heavy feelings, cramps, and restlessness in the affected legs.
One of the very effective options to prevent and decrease the likeliness and the progression of varicose and spider veins is to use compression socks or stockings. Compression socks work in a unique way by developing calculated and gradual pressure on the legs, thus helping the valves within the leg veins to perform their task while preventing valves’ relaxation.
At Chaparral Pharmacy – Remedy’sRx, we partnered with SIGVARIS to provide our patients with customized compression socks according to the patient’s measurements. Our pharmacists will take your measurements, order your compression socks, and teach you how to wear them.
The best part is that those compression socks could be paid for by your insurance if being prescribed by a doctor.
If your job or lifestyle could promote varicose and spider veins, call Chaparral Pharmacy – Remedy’sRx at 403-475-5544 to discuss your needs with our certified compression socks staff.
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