Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a clot forms in the deeper veins in the leg, and if untreated can lead to serious or even lethal damage. Among the ways doctors treat, manage and prevent DVT, compression stockings are a must-have.
Whether you're late into your pregnancy term, just recently given birth or you're on a particularly long flight, wearing pressure stockings for DVT or compression stockings for blood clots can make all the difference.
What is DVT?
DVT is short for deep vein thrombosis, a medical condition that occurs when a clot forms in the deeper veins of the lower leg. This is particularly dangerous as if the clot becomes dislodged, it can travel up into the lungs causing massive and potentially fatal damage. This is more common in pregnant women, those seated still for extended periods of time such as air travel, as well as people with pre-existing vein issues.
How do compression stockings help it?
Compression stockings help to regulate and improve the blood flow. This maintains regular pressure to ensure the chance of further clotting is minimised, while working alongside special medication that a doctor will prescribe to help the clot dissipate back into the body.
What makes these products better than others?
Simply put, Bauerfeind have set the global standard for medical braces, compression and insoles. Using the highest quality materials to construct decades-refined products that have been clinically proven to address a vast range of issues. There's no substitute for quality, and Bauerfeind have that from the simplest strap to the largest brace.
How do I take care of these products?
Virtually all of our products can be machine washed on a cold gentle cycle and air dried out of direct sunlight. Putting them on and taking them off carefully is recommended, and for specific product care, refer to the product manual or contact our friendly staff.
What is the warranty for these products?
All supports and insoles come with a 12 month warranty, and compression stockings with a 3 month warranty for any manufacturers faults. At any point if you've got issues with the product or aren't sure if something is wrong, just contact our helpful staff.
How do I know they'll fit?
Bauerfeind have an incredibly extensive sizing system for our products based off of hundreds of thousands of patient measurements. The perfect anatomic fit system we use means that the supports are designed to fit your body, not the other way around. (We also offer custom options for a range of our products for those rare few who still can't fit into our sizing range).