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TheraSport and Resolutions for 2016

Here we are in January – the month of New Year’s Resolutions and generally getting healthy.  It’s time to try out all that new workout equipment and apparel you received for the holidays.  Did anyone get knee high running socks?  These seem to be quite the trend in athletic and running apparel – convenient for those of us who like to wear athletic compression socks like our new TheraSport socks, as well as our Core-Sport socks.

 

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Gradient compression, which is compression that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases as it moves upwards, is known to improve blood flow from the ankle to the heart.  The increased blood flow improves oxygenation and enhances athletic performance.  Athletes that wear athletic compression garments may experience less delayed onset muscle soreness, less fatigue, improved performance, less edema post-competition and faster recovery.

Gradient compression is common in the medical world, but virtually unknown in athletic compression, despite all its advantages for athletes.  Most athletic compression on the market is the more basic all over compression.  TheraSport and Core-Sport socks both feature lab-tested gradient compression available in 15-20mmHg and 20-30mmHg.

TheraSport Athletic Performance and Recovery Socks, the newest addition of gradient compression socks to Therafirm’s line, are breaking the athletic compression mold.  Not only do they offer the wearer the true gradient athletic compression, but they also have a number of other benefits that make them ideal for today’s most serious professional and amateur athletes or anyone who prefers a sports style sock.

 

TheraSport socks are made with a super soft and lightweight material for exceptional comfort.  A comfortable band provides a non-binding grip to help the socks stay up.  High tech, moisture wicking yarns, as well as breathable mesh paneling and moisture-wicking fibers keep feet cool and odor under control.  A unique “Y” heel stitching helps to keep socks in place.  Additional Achilles and foot protection provide greater support and stabilization.  Finally, a lightweight cushioning helps to absorb shock and protect feet during athletic activity.

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But, let’s not forget how cool they look!  Seriously, these things look great, all the while providing beneficial gradient compression.  It’s a win-win.  So, get a pair, put them on and get to those resolutions!

EASE Microfiber Tights – Beautiful, Comfortable, Easy to Put On!

One of the biggest complaints among people who wear higher compression is that they’re not fashionable and downright ugly.  But, with EASE by Therafirm that is truly a thing of the past.  And, if there was ever any doubt, the newest EASE products are sure to erase it.

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EASE by Therafirm Microfiber Tights are beautiful and very fashionable.  Everyday colors include Navy, Black, Coal, Cocoa, Mulberry and Winter White.

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Mulberry

Another big complaint about higher compression hosiery is that they’re hard to put on.  But, just like all EASE products, our Microfiber Tights are made with high stretch yarns making them easier to put on than most other higher compression tights.

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Black

And finally comfort.  Many of the higher compression hosiery products are rough and terribly uncomfortable.  But, not EASE.  Our Microfiber Tights are made of super soft microfiber material, with a knit-in waist band and a smooth toe, ensuring all-day comfort.  A reinforced heel and toe also make them especially durable.

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Coal

EASE by Therafirm Microfiber Tights, like all EASE products, feature gradient compression, meaning they deliver a controlled amount of pressure greatest at the ankle and gradually decreasing toward the top of the garment.  Gradient compression promotes better blood flow and assists in preventing swelling.

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Cocoa

The tights are available in both long and short lengths and both mild (15-20mmHg) and moderate (20-30mmHg) compression levels, as well as the six fashionable colors.  All Ease by Therafirm products are 100% made in the USA in Therafirm’s own manufacturing facilities.

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Navy

If your wardrobe includes mild to moderate compression hosiery, put on a pair of EASE by Therafirm Microfiber Tights.  You won’t be sorry!

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Winter White

Foot Health Tips for National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.  As many diabetics know too well, diabetes can be very dangerous to your feet.  Because of reduced blood flow, injuries may be harder to heal, and infections harder to resist.  Nerve damage may reduce feeling to the feet making it hard to notice irritations leading to blisters developing.  Taking good care of your feet is one of the keys to staying healthy.  See the tips below adapted from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

  1. Get periodic foot exams – Seeing your physician on a regular basis can help prevent many of the foot complications related to diabetes.
  2. Inspect your feet daily – Check your feet for cuts, blisters, redness and swelling. Contact your doctor if you notice any of these or other irregularities.
  3. Wash your feet in lukewarm water, not hot, and with a soft washcloth or sponge – Only lukewarm water should be used, but feet should be washed daily. A soft washcloth or sponge will prevent irritation or injury.  Gently pat dry with a soft towel.
  4. Moisturize, but not in between toes – Daily moisturizing will keep skin from itching or cracking. Avoid moisturizing between the toes, however, as this can encourage fungal infection.
  5. Keep nails trimmed – Cut your toenails carefully and straight across. File any edges and avoid cutting nails too short, which can lead to ingrown toenails.
  6. Don’t treat corns or calluses yourself – Self “surgery” is not recommended, nor is the use of medicated pads. Visit your doctor for any of these issues.
  7. Avoid smoking – Smoking restricts blood flow, which will increase the chance of damage to your feet.
  8. Keep shoes clear of debris – Foreign objects, no matter how small, inside of shoes can be a major source of irritation. Always inspect shoes before putting them on.
  9. Keep your diabetes in check – Watch your blood sugar levels and keep them in control.
  10. Never walk barefoot – Always wear shoes or slippers, even at home. Doing so will prevent injury from scratches or cuts.
  11. Always keep feet warm and dry – Don’t let your feet get wet in snow or rain and always wear warm socks and shoes in the winter.
  12. Wear socks to bed – To prevent cold feet during the night, wear your socks to bed. Avoid using heating pads or hot water bottles.
  13. Wear clean, dry socks – Be sure to change them daily.
  14. Avoid wearing the wrong type of socks – Avoid tight elastic bands. Thick or bulky socks can fit poorly and irritate the skin.  Try SmartKnit Diabetic Socks.  Our socks are seamless and form fitting, which help to prevent blister-causing pressure points.  Moisture wicking fibers keep feet dry reducing friction, which can cause irritation.

** Note: Tips are not meant to replace medical advice.  Always consult with your doctor.

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Happy American Business Women’s Day from Therafirm

On September 22, 1982, the United States began celebrating American Business Women’s Day.  The recognition was established by Congress to honor and reflect upon the accomplishments and contributions of women in the work force, as well as women business owners.

In the 1940s, when a large part of the American work force was called upon to serve in the military during World War II, America’s women took up the slack in the workplace.  Although, many of these women chose to return home at the end of the war, the numbers of women in the work force have steadily increased since then.  According to the US Department of Labor, American women make up 47% of today’s labor force with just under 59% of women ages 16 and over were either employed or looking for work.

Therafirm would like to salute career women this American Business Women’s Day on September 22.

Hard work sometimes means long days.  Wearing Therafirm Compression Hosiery can help keep your helps from swelling and feeling tired and achy.  Many business women may want to try our Ease hosiery.  Ease hosiery is easier to put on and more comfortable to wear.  They come in professional and fashionably-beautiful colors, as well as a variety of styles.

Try a pair of our new Ease Microfiber Tights with a simple, solid color dress and blazer for the ultimate in comfort and a professional look!

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Another beautiful and professional look  would include any of our fashionable Fall/Winter colors from TherafirmLight.  Our Diamond Trouser Socks are available in Cosmopolitan Steel, a classic, blue gray color.  Berry Heather Tights are not only a new color, but also a stylish heathered material.  They’ll add a splash of color to any wardrobe – business or otherwise! (Coming Soon!)

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Introducing TheraSport!

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Meet TheraSport!  TheraSport is our new brand of athletic compression performance and recovery socks.  TheraSport athletic socks are engineered to improve circulation and provide more energy for greater endurance, enhanced performance and a speedy recovery.

While the medical benefits of compression have been known for some time, the benefits of compression for athletes have generated a lot of attention recently.  Athletes that wear athletic compression garments may experience less delayed onset muscle soreness, less fatigue, improved performance, less edema post-competition and faster recovery.  Gradient compression, which is compression that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases as it moves toward the knee, is known to improve blood flow from the ankle to the heart.  This increased blood flow improves oxygenation and enhances athletic performance. Although common in the medical world, gradient compression is virtually unknown in athletic compression – as most athletic compression on the market is the more basic all over compression.

TheraSport Athletic Performance and Recovery Socks from TheraSport are breaking the athletic compression mold.  Not only do they offer the wearer the true gradient athletic compression, but they also have a number of other benefits that make them ideal for today’s most serious professional and amateur athletes or anyone who prefers a sports style sock.

TheraSport socks are made with a super soft and lightweight material for exceptional comfort.  A comfortable band provides a non-binding grip to help the socks stay up.  High tech, moisture wicking yarns, as well as breathable mesh paneling and moisture-wicking fibers keep feet cool and odor under control.  A unique “Y” heel stitching helps to keep socks in place.  Additional Achilles and foot protection provide greater support and stabilization.  Finally, a lightweight cushioning helps to absorb shock and protect feet during athletic activity.

Happy running!

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TherafirmLIGHT Fashions for Fall/Winter 2015

Are you ready for new colors for Fall 2015?  We are!!  And we’ve got an extra special beauty to keep your legs looking trendy and fashionable all fall and winter long.  Our Diamond Trouser Socks look absolutely stunning in the beautiful cool Cosmopolitan Steel color.  Winter may be grey, but the richness of this grey is sure to pop in any ensemble.

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Another great fashionable option coming later this fall is our new Berry Heather Tights.  Berry Heather isn’t just a new color, but a beautiful new heathered texture, too.  These tights will keep your legs feeling great and looking positively amazing at this season’s holiday parties and gatherings.

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Like all of our TherafirmLight socks and hosiery, these beautiful new Diamond Trouser Socks in Cosmopolitan Steel and Berry Heather Tights promote better blood flow and assist in preventing swelling in legs and feet.

We think these colors will really be a hit this season.  But, don’t worry if you haven’t yet picked up our Spring/Summer15 or Fall/Winter14 seasonal favorites.  The Spring/Summer15 colors are still here!  And the Fall/Winter14 colors can be purchased at a great discounted price . . . while supplies last!

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Wearing Compression During Hot Weather

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Nothing sounds worse to compression wearers than the idea of wearing their compression garments during the hot summer months.  Thankfully, Therafirm has several great options that make wearing compression not so bad – or perhaps even comfortably cool.  And since many people wear compression due to medical necessity, this is truly good news indeed!

So, what do we have?  First things first – Therafirm has compression garments in many different lengths and styles.  If your doctor gives you the okay, you can opt for a shorter style than you’re used to – like thigh highs instead of waist highs or knee highs instead of thigh highs.  There is even an anklet available.  The less skin that is covered, the easier it is to stay cool.

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Another great option for keeping cool is our open toe and footless styles.  Your legs might have to be covered, but at least your feet or toes can air out.  Waist high, thigh high and knee high lengths are all available in open toe styles.  TherafirmLight styles in 10-15mmHg compression include footless tights and leggings. (Note: Footless is not recommended if you have swelling in your feet.  Check with a doctor before choosing footless as an option.)

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But, truly the best option for beating the heat while wearing your compression, is trying our Ease or Core-Spun brands.  Both have properties that are designed to keep you comfortably cool.

Ease by Therafirm compression legwear is made of super soft and more importantly breathable materials.  The more breathable yarns help to keep you cool all day.  Ease products also contain CoolMax® fibers which are moisture wicking keeping the garments dry and comfortable.

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Core-Spun by Therafirm is our casual line of compression legwear.  Don’t let looks deceive you on these socks.  The soft thickness of the sock material may make your feet sweat just looking at them, but they are specially designed to keep you cool. Core-Spun socks are made with Micro-Cool® and superior moisture wicking fibers, which pull moisture off the skin and to the outside of the garment where it dries.

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We all know the importance of following doctors’ orders to maintain good health.  If your physician recommends compression legwear, look to Therafirm for compression legwear designed to keep you cool.  Either that, or make plans to spend the summer touring Alaska!