There are many conditions that require compression garments to help promote good circulation and to prevent or reduce swelling. There are a variety of garments to fill the individual needs of each person. Call to make an appointment with a fitter to discuss your compression needs.
Vein Disease: Did you know that one out of three Americans over age 45 has some form of vein disease? Heredity lifestyles, pregnancy, and diabetes are some possible contributing factors. While some symptoms may seem harmless at first, they can develop into serious problems if left untreated. Fortunately under your doctor’s care, you can help prevent the progression of venous disorders. There are conservative treatments, like compression therapy, as well as minimally invasive procedures that can help support a weakened venous system.
Below is a list of 8 warning signs of vein disease:
Tired, heavy-feeling legs
Prolonged sitting or standing
Swollen ankles at night
Varicose or spider veins especially during or after pregnancy
Tingling numbness, burning, or cramping in legs and feet
Discoloration of the skin
Open sores or ulcers on the lower leg
History of vein problems in the family
Lymphedema: Is a chronic condition in which excess fluid accumulates in the tissues, causing swelling in the arms, legs, trunk, head, or neck. The swelling occurs when lymph vessels or nodes are affected by a congenital condition (primary lymphedema) or as a side effect of vein disease, surgery, or the treatment of cancer (secondary lymphedema).
Although there is no cure for lymphedema, significant improvements occur with proper treatment, patient education, and careful home management including compression garments. If you suffer from this condition make an appointment with a trained fitter to discuss garments options. We can also give you information on local resources for treatment.
Lipedema: Is a chronic disease that occurs mostly in women. Bilateral, symmetrical fatty tissue builds up in excess - mainly in the hip region, upper and lower leg areas - and combines with a leg swelling that worsens with standing.
This condition may at times be painful, and it is estimated that 17 million women in the U.S. have this disease. Many suffer for years without a diagnosis as they are told that they just need to lose weight.
There are very few physicians in the U.S. who know about and or specialize in treating this chronic condition which makes it difficult for women to get the help they need. Please see the link provided for more information on this disease: www.lipedemaproject.org.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes. We want to make sure a fitter is available to give you the individual attention you deserve. Additionally it will allow us to verify whether your insurance will cover these products. It will also allow us to make sure we have the proper documentation from your physician if they are covered.
Please contact Wellness Ware at 541-956-7647 to schedule an appointment with a trained fitter if you have compression garment need for lipedema, or if you need information on local resources for treatment.