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Swollen Ankles while Pregnant

Pregnancy is a time of an enormous amount of physical changes for both the developing baby as well as the soon to be mother. The normal hormonal changes that occur affect many aspects of the body including the walls of her veins causing them to relax or dilate. In addition, total blood volume also increases in the first trimester and gradually rises with gestation (up to 45% greater).

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Two Primary Benefits of Compression Socks

The most beneficial effect is action on the capillaries and tissues. Compression applied in this manner will increase pressure on tissues beneath the skin, which helps to reduce leakage of fluid from the capillaries. This helps to increase the return of fluid to the capillaries and lymph vessels, in turn reducing and preventing swelling.

A secondary benefit is the presence of the stocking on the leg which helps control the size (diameter) of the superficial veins that lie just beneath the skin. The compressive action of the garment prevents the slowing of blood flow and blood “pooling”. The blood in the veins can then flow more quickly up the leg back toward the heart.

Assured Health Group offers different size/pressure, brands, and material of Compression Socks. Contact us today to book an appointment with one of our practitioners for an assessment.