Rarely when people hear the word, "compression," (depending on their age, of course) do they think about clothing. And if they do, it is highly likely their first thought will land on the basic knee-high model. While compression stockings specifically, are the most common type of compression garment, with the recent, rapid growth of the industry, these stockings are quickly finding themselves amongst an ever widening pool of compression products.
Why Is That?
The reason for this is three-fold. The first reason is due to the fact that the technology driving the compression field has grown in sophistication a great deal in recent years. The remaining two are related in a sense. What it boils down to is this: The market is both broader and deeper than it used to be.
The added depth is due to the fact there is an existing, built-in demand for these products due to various conditions such as Edema, Phlebitis and Thrombosis, that primarily affect only those of a more advanced age. People are living longer these days, making for a larger elderly population and in turn, a greater demand for compression clothing. Plus is is broader due to the fact that more people as young as their early-twenties are now appreciating the benefits of compression clothing.
A very recent development is the creation of compression stockings dedicated to travel. Jobst, a leading compression manufacturer is on track to release their new line of travel compression stockings in late 2012.
All of this is to say nothing of the already enormous and monied market of marathon runners and athletes. As any basketball fan will attest, it"s more than likely that their favorite star has sported some sort of compression item on their arm or leg, corresponding with the team colors, of course.
Simply put, the purpose of compression clothing along with the various devices is to provide pressure beyond the surface, and to the tissue, without causing discomfort or restricting movement. Sounds simple enough but the construction designed to treat the various conditions are elaborate. Most of the garments are created out of some semblance of lycra or spandex. Most pieces are composed of a little of both, with a greater concentration of lycra covering certain areas of the muscles that require a greater concentration of pressure. In most cases, graduated pressure is built into the garment, increasing toward the top. This is said to emphasize greater blood-flow and help with circulation, as well as reducing the rate of blood pooling and swelling.
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The Circaid Juxtafit Essentials Upper Leg w/ Knee offers instantly adjustable inelastic bands which makes this garment easy to apply, remove and target specific areas as needed throughout the period of wear. Each Juxta-Fit™ system includes a user-friendly BPS™ guide card with multiple compression ranges for quickly and accurately verifying the application of prescribed compression levels. Indications include Lymphedema, other forms of Edema: Venous, Post Traumatic, and Post Surgical, "Lipedema". The newest product in the Juxta-Fit™ Essentials product line, the Juxta-Fit™ Upper Legging with attached Knee Piece provides leg coverage from below the knee to the groin, features a lateral rise, is available in two standard length and five standard sizes, and is covered by a six month limited warranty.Learn More
The Circaid Premium Juxtafit Lower Leg Inelastic Compression is an instantly adjustable, easy to apply and remove garment with inelastic bands. Target specific areas as needed throughout the period of wear (day or night) with the the Juxta-Fit™ system.Learn More
The Circaid Juxafit Lower Leg w/ Anklet is a combination of the Juxta-Lite™ Standard Legging and Comfort Compression Anklet™. An easy alternative for those who lack the strength or dexterity to use traditional compression stockings and bandages. This kit comes with one legging, two anklets, a leg liner, and Built-In Pressure Guide Card and offers 24 hour compression for the leg and foot for the treatment of Venous Disease.Learn More
The Heather Compression Arm Sleeve is an anatomically-engineered, compression arm sleeve that can be worn during multiple sports, such as baseball, football, basketball, and golf. This comfortable sleeve features Phiten's proprietary AQUA-TITANIUM® technology and made with greatest possible comfort in mind. This unique Phiten Technology uses AQUA-METALS created through a number of unique, patented, proprietary processes that, in part, breaks down specific metals into nanoscopic particles dispersed in water, essentially creating a hydro-colloidal metal. The purpose of this specially-treated, water-soluble metal technology is to help enhance the user’s quality of life.Learn More
The Circiad Juxtafit Premium Ankle Foot Wrap is designed to provide coverage to the ankle and foot with 30-50mmHg(Firm) compression. This lightweight compression garment is designed to hug the shape of the natural curves of your foot providing a more comfortable fit with less slippage. Ideal for those suffering from Lymphedema, other forms of Edema such as Venous, Post Traumatic, Post Surgical, "Lipedema", Varicose Veins (all types), Chronic Venous Insufficiency ("CVI"), and Venous Stasis Disease.Learn More
The Circaid Juxtafit Premium Interlocking Ankle Foot Wrap provides coverage to the ankle and foot with an interlocking heel band that allows for length adjustment and targets specific edema areas on the malleolus and back of the heel. Designed to hug the shape of the natural curves of your foot providing a more comfortable fit with less slippage. Ideal for those suffering from Lymphedema, other forms of Edema such as Venous, Post Traumatic, Post Surgical, "Lipedema", Varicose Veins (all types), Chronic Venous Insufficiency ("CVI"), and Venous Stasis Disease.Learn More
The Circaid Juxtafit Shelf Strap is designed to offer additional support and coverage to shelves and lobules that may be present on the limb. The straps can also be used to cover any potential gaps that may appear in between the straps where the Juxta-Fit™ has difficulty matching the limb contour. The Circaid Juxtafit Shelf Strap can be used in conjunction with hand or leg garments and comes in two size for varying body types.Learn More
The Circaid Juxtafit Essentials Hand Wrap provides adjustable compression from 20mmHg and up from the wrist to the base of the fingers helping increase circulation and minimizes swelling. Ideal for those with Lymphedema of the hand, this garment is designed to hug the natural curves of your hand providing a more comfortable fit with less slippage.Learn More
The Circaid Comfort Compression Capri™ is designed to act as a mild compression garment that can be worn in conjunction with any compression legging for added comfort and support from the waist to the mid-calf. Ideal for those suffering from lymphedema, venous diseases, varicose veins, tired aching legs, post-sclerotherapy, post-thrombotic, edema, Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), and Venous Stasis Disease. Compression therapy helps to regain a normal and active life.Learn More