Did you know that women in their first pregnancy will develop varicose veins in 33% of cases. And in 2nd and multiple pregnancies 55% of the time?
Pregnancy will bring hormonal change, increase blood coagulation and decreased blood flow back to the heart. These factors can cause blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. Compression socks help to improve the blood flow back up to the heart and come in maternity side with a soft panel for comfort. They also come in a number of different colors. Wearing compression socks will help decrease varicose veins and will help reduce swelling and achy legs.
If you’re pregnant remember to avoid excessive heat exposure and stay active to keep those legs healthy. Call us for your compression fitting appointment. Call Burlington Orthotic Centre today at 905-331-4391 for details.