Manufacturers and Styles of Compression Stockings

We are writing this week’s Leg Health News to briefly describe the manufacturers and some of the styles of compression garments provided by
There are 5 leading manufacturers of compression stockings in the USA. They are JobstMedivenSigvarisJuzo, and Therafirm. Each manufacture has different styles of knee-high, thigh-high, and waist-high pantyhose. The hose also come in different compressions of millimeters of mercury (mmHg). “mmHg” stands for millimeters of Mercury. This measurement is the same measurement used to measure your blood pressure as well as the atmospheric pressure. It is the force per unit area exerted by an atmospheric column (that is, the entire body of air above the specified area). When you have a blood pressure reading, such as “120/80 mmHg,” we say it is “120 over 80 millimeters of mercury.” The top number, the systolic, measures arterial pressure during the heart’s contraction. The bottom number, the diastolic, assesses arterial pressure when the heart is relaxing between beats, refilling itself with blood.
When we talk about compression in garments, is usually expressed as a range, i.e. 20-30 mmHg. That is the range of pressure the garment is capable of exerting at the ankle dependent upon the measurements the fitter takes. Since the compression garments are gradient or graduated, the pressure gets less as it goes up the leg and less as it goes toward the toe. 
You can order knee-high stockings in a sock fabric like a Therafirm core-spun (for men or women) or Jobst for Men Casual sock (both are knee-high socks) or in a stockings like Jobst Ultrasheer (a pretty compression stocking), Sigvaris Opaque (a stocking which can hide an imperfection,
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Medi Comfort


or Mediven Comfort (one of our favorites) to maintain reduction as well as coverage. If you have lymphedema in the arm or hands may I recommend the Juzo brand of products. I know that many of you have your favorites. 
If you are unsure of what style you desire you can always call and speak to one of our certified fitters at toll free 1(844-472-8807)
I know in these difficult times many of you are concerned about cost. As a family owned company, we want to offer you a 20% discount off manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) on most products and a 30% discount on the Jobst Relief product line.

Thanks for shopping with!

– Vanda

The Year of the New You

Year Resolution listHere we are once again in January of a brand new year. We have a wonderful year ahead of us. I hope yourlist of New Year’s Resolutions is not as long as our friend in this graphic.
Keep it simple. Begin with one or two realistic and attainable goals for yourself. You know yourself best; so don’t lie to yourself about how many lifestyle changes you can make.

Year What I Plan To Do Make a simple list, write the list and start by establishing a routine which will enable you to reach the goals. It takes 30 days to develop a new habit; so keep at it. If you do not succeed one day that does not mean that you have failed. Simply go back to your routine tomorrow. People who clearly make resolutions and write them down are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who make vague resolutions and don’t write them down.

If your goal is to loose weight, you do not necessarily have to go on this killer starvation diet. Start by increasing your water intake. When you drink more water, you feel fuller and will eat less. You might try to plan nutritious meals at least two days ahead of time. When you have a plan, it is easier to stick to it. Incorporate more vegetables into those planned meals and less carbohydrates. In the long run, you will loose weight and become healthier.

For some of our clients, their goal is to be more compliant in wearing their support socks and stocking. For some, it is a matter of being able to get them on. Support stockings and socks do not do you any good sitting in your dresser drawer. Fitters at Support Plus know the secrets of the best fitters! Call one of us at 1-844-472-8807 and let us assist you in the selection of a donning device which will enable you to reach you goal of wearing you compression stockings or compression socks everyday to improve your quality of life.

Sometimes it is not the ability to don (put the stockings on), but the cost of the stockings which keeps some of our clients from reaching their goal. Did you know that each one of our manufacturers makes a low cost compression stocking and sock:

Therafirm Core-Spun compression compression socks also fall in this low cost category. We have great prices on all of these garments to help you get your New Years Resolutions off to a good start. Save money with quality products at a low cost. If there are so many choices you don’t know which to choose, call one of the Certified Fitters at SupportHosePlus (toll-free 1-844-472-8807). Our Certified Fitters can guide you in the selection of a compression garment to help you keep your New Years Resolution. Let this be The Year of the New You!! If you have worn our low cost compression stockings or low cost compression sock, let us know what you think. Just go to the bottom of this blog entry and leave a comment.

Here’s to The Year of the New You 2015,Year of the New You