Millions of people in the United States suffer from circulatory issues. Poor circulation, especially in the extremities, can cause liquid to pool in the hands, arms, feet and legs. Accumulating liquid then causes pain, swelling, and even skin issues. And often, the swelling caused by poor circulation can then make circulatory problems even worse.
Compression garments can be a godsend for anyone suffering with circulatory issues, whether mild or debilitating. Compression garments help with skin, swelling, and circulation issues caused by:
- Varicose veins
- Renal failure
- Long-distance travel
Helios Medical Equipment is proud to be an established provider of compression garments to the Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota. Our Tampa medical supplies store offers in-person shopping, including fittings, as well as online assistance, online compression garment ordering, and shipping through our website, helioshme.com.
If you’re in the market for Tampa compression garments, Helios is your stop. But even if you’re not, our online medical supply store has you covered.
How do Compression Garments Help Circulatory Issues?
The correct, properly fitting compression garments offer several medical benefits. Most notably, the “compression” aspect of compression garments counteracts the pooling that occurs in your extremities because of gravity, loose blood vessels, long travel, and medical conditions.
A compression garment literally squeezes blood vessels, pushing blood and liquid through the area. Not only does this increased circulatory efficiency help the affected area; it also helps your heart, which doesn’t have to work as hard to circulate blood flow.
And for those simply suffering from post-exersice soreness and muscle fatigue, compression garments increase warmth and apply targeted pressure to promote healing, like an easy, automatic medical massage.
In Tampa compression garments benefit people of all shapes and sizes, from elderly surgical and cancer patients to those who suffer from chronic disease to world-class athletes.
Find the Right Compression Garment Fit
Of course, for compression garments to do their job, they must fit your body and the affected area correctly. Fitting a compression garment can be tricky for two reasons in particular:
- Swelling may have altered the limb’s shape and size, and may continue to do so.
- Different compression garment brands have their own unique sizing standards and charts.
Compression garments that are too large will not supply adequate pressure for treatment. Too small, and they can actually exacerbate your condition.
This is why Helios believes that an in-person, brick-and-mortar Tampa compression garment resource is so important. Our Tampa medical supply store (14449 N. Dale Mabry) allows patients to try on compression garment samples before purchase—so you know you’re getting the right fit.
Find the Right Compression Garment Grade
The amount of pressure a compression garment supplies is called the “compression grade.”
Helios offers Tampa compression garment grades from therapeutic levels (15-20 mmHg) to prescription strength (30-40 mmhg), which must be ordered by your doctor.
Helios Compression Garment Experts Are Here to Help
Whether you’re in Tampa shopping for compression garments in-person or ordering from our online medical supplies store, Helios compression garment experts want to guide you through the process. Your streamlined shopping process is one of our primary goals.
We’re more than happy to help you in person, or please reach out by phone, email, or our online form before ordering through our website.
By ensuring that you have the right compression garment product and the right fit for your condition, we know that you’re getting the treatment you need as soon as possible.
Visit our compression garment page to learn more about fitting and purchasing.