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Therafirm Light | Spring & Summer Colors Now Available!

We’re excited to announce that our new, Therafirm Light (10-15 mmHg) Spring and Summer colors are now available! New colors include a few of this year’s hottest hues like Geranium, Boho Pink, Sea Foam and Purple Berry. See photo for more information.

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NEW! Therafirm Donning Gloves

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Our new donning gloves provide:

-Protection for your compression garments
-Enhanced grip to aid in donning
-Latex free
-Helps facilitate donning compression stockings and socks
-Protects stockings from tears or runs caused by fingernails or jewelry
-Textured palm surface for enhanced grip
-Helps evenly distribute fabric on the leg

Perfect Your Spring Swing with Core-Sport Arm Sleeves

It’s finally spring, and with the warmer weather making its way through many parts of the country golfers everywhere are feeling the itch to make it out to the course.

And after the long winter months, unless you’ve been perfecting your swing indoors, your arms may get fatigued more easily and could probably use some support.

The Core-Sport by Therafirm Compression Arm Sleeve (15 mmHg) delivers a controlled amount of pressure which is greatest at the wrist and gradually decreases around the upper arm. True gradient compression can help provide more energy for endurance, reduced muscle fatigue, and protection from injury while you’re out at the course. Its core-spun construction makes it ultra stretchy, easier to put on & more comfortable to wear so you can play longer.

Core-Sport by Therafirm Features Include:

  • Graduated compression for better circulation and added support and stabilization
  • High-tech fibers that wick moisture away from the skin
  • Comfort top that stays in place without binding
  • Antimicrobial to help prevent odor in the sleeve
  • Stretchy yarns conform to the arm comfortably without losing shape

Try Core-Sport next time you head out to the course!

 

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*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.

“Save Your Green” On Ease Premium Compression

It’s your lucky day! When you buy Ease premium opaque gradient compression, you’re getting all the amazing benefits of gradient compression including luxuriously soft, breathable material, the stretchiness of Core-Spun, and a little more “green” in your pocket.

Find out what are others saying about Ease.

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How Do I Know Which Level of Compression Is Right For Me?

How Do I Know Which Level of Compression is Right For Me?

With all of the compression levels available, how do you know which one is right for you?

This is perhaps one of the most common questions people have when they consider wearing compression legwear for the first time.

First and foremost, you should always consult your doctor of other health care provider when it comes to what level of compression you should wear.

Fortunately, you can also check out this simple breakdown of the different compression levels and learn who they may benefit the most:



We recommend 10-15 mmHg “Light Support” for those who  . . .

          Don’t have any medical conditions and just simply like the way compression feels as opposed to regular cotton socks.

          Want to energize tired legs and feet

          Want to promote better circulation in their legs

          Have minor aches or slightly swollen legs and feet

Browse GOGO by Therafirm 10-15 mmHg products

Browse 10-15 mmHg Therafirm products for Men and Women



We recommend 15-20 mmHg “Mild Support” for those who . . .

          Experience tired, aching or fatigued legs

          Have minor ankle and or leg swelling

Browse Therafirm 15-20 mmHg products for Men and Women



We recommend 18mmHg Anti-Embolism Support for those who . . .

          Are subject to immobility and therefore predisposed to developing conditions like edema or deep vein thrombosis

          Are subject to immobility and therefore are predisposed to leg discomfort

Browse Therafirm 18 mmHg Anti-Embolism products



We recommend 20-30 mmHg “Moderate Support” for those who . . .

          Have moderate ankle and leg swelling

          Are pregnant and want to reduce leg swelling

          Have medical conditions as recommended by their physician

Browse Preggers by Therafirm 20-30 mmHg products



We recommend 30-40 mmHg “Firm Support” for those who . . .

          Experience moderate to severe ankle and leg swelling

          Have medical conditions and this level of support is recommended by his/her physician

Browse 30-40 mmHg Therafirm products



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*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.



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5 Tips to Help Reduce DVT Risk in Long-Distance Travelers

In a recent study, “about 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer, 4.3 percent work from home, and nearly 600,000 full-time workers had “megacommutes” of at least 90 minutes and 50 miles one way” (Source: link).  And whether it’s by air, train, or car, most if not all of us are sitting during much of the trip.

Additionally, if you’re one of the millions of U.S. workers who has a desk job, you get to work only to spend a few hours sitting some more.

To put it simply, many of us spend a lot of our day sitting. But what does this have to do with the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (or DVT)?

What is DVT?

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a deep leg vein, or also known as the blood vessels which go through your calf and thigh muscles. Since the blood in a deep vein flows more slowly, deep veins are more likely to make a clot.

Generally, it is possible for just about anyone to have DVT, especially those who sit or stand for long periods of time. However, there tends to be a greater risk in long-distance travelers. Air travel typically comes to mind but the risk comes with any form of travel where passengers experience little movement.

What can I do to reduce my risk for developing DVT?

DVT takes time to develop and is usually only found in people who don’t move a whole lot over a long period of time. If this sounds like you, consider the following 5 tips to help reduce your risk for developing DVT:

1)     Walk around. If you’re traveling by air, choose an aisle seat if possible and get up to walk around hour when the crew says it’s safe. If you’re traveling by car or bus, plan ahead for hourly stops to get out and take a short stroll to get the blood flowing through your calves and thighs again.

2)     Wear compression legwear. Wearing graduated compression stockings has been known to help reduce the risk of travel-related DVT, as they are designed to keep blood from ‘pooling’ in your calves. These graduated compression stockings have to meet specific criteria to be considered beneficial for travelers at risk for developing DVT. (Try 15-20 mmHg Core-Spun by Therafirm trouser socks.)

3)     Drink water. Dehydration can cause a lot of health-related issues, one of which includes making it difficult for your blood to circulate. Hydrating often helps ensure a smoother passage for blood and oxygen to circulate.

4)     Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can quickly dehydrate your system and causes your blood vessels to constrict, inhibiting healthy circulation all throughout the body. Avoid alcohol altogether.

5)     Stretch. Assuming you’re not the one driving or if you’re uncomfortable with walking around a crowded plane, you can always do some simple exercises right in your seat. Try raising and lowering your heels while keeping your toes on the floor, which can help loosen your joints and promote better blood flow. You may also try to contract and relax your thigh muscles, holding for a few seconds and then releasing for 10 reps each hour.

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*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.



By Jenna Baker. Jenna on Google+

The 411 On Core-Spun

Whether you’ve recently decided to look into wearing compression for the first time or you’ve been wearing compression garments for years, it can be difficult to navigate the countless options available to you.

And it’s no wonder – There are several brands, styles, colors, and levels of compression to consider and even then, not all brands have the same sizing chart which makes it even more difficult if you (or your doctor) decide to switch brands later.

There are several benefits that come with wearing compression, however, not all brands are created equal. One such example is our patented Core-Spun by Therafirm technology which is used in all of our knit compression.

What Is Core-Spun?

We’ve been in the compression business for a little while now (over 50 years) and one of the first things we discovered was that a lot of people just weren’t happy with their compression garments. Whether it was too difficult to put on, uncomfortable to wear or just too expensive after having to constantly replace compression that would tear too easily, it was clear that the compression-wearing world needed a solution.

That’s when we created Core-Spun, a process of twisting yarn fibers around an inner fiber, creating one yarn.

Unlike the yarn qualities of other brands, our patented Core-Spun technology enhances the functional properties of fabrics, paying special attention to stretchiness and comfort as well as long-lasting durability:

(single Core-Spun yarn)

Additionally, our Core-Spun Support Socks consist of spandex as the “core yarn” with moisture wicking yarns as the “sheath” of twisted yarns around the elongated core. Simply put, the fibers wick moisture away from the skin to the exterior of the sock, moving the moisture up and out of the foot area. The result is a sock that is comfortable and cool all day long.

So to re-cap: Our Core-Spun technology was developed to meet the needs of those who crave high-quality, comfortable compression legwear that is cool, long-lasting and affordable.

And while brands, styles and colors may change over the years, your expectations for what to expect in compression legwear shouldn’t. At Therafirm, our biggest goal is to continue being the leading innovator in compression technology by always finding ways to surpass your expectations.

Questions, comments or suggestions? We’re always interested in hearing what you have to say. Leave us a comment!

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*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.



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Announcing Ease by Therafirm!

You told us and we listened – We are truly excited to announce our first premium opaque gradient compression line, Ease by Therafirm, to meet your desire for better sizing options, superior comfort and a wide range of styles, designs and colors.

Benefits and Features Include:

  • Non-restrictive band keeps garment in place all day long without bunching
  • Luxuriously soft and breathable material for superior comfort
  • Reinforced toe and heel for extra durability
  • Our patented, ultra-stretchy yarns perfect for easy donning
  • All styles available in “short” or “long”, guaranteed to give you the best fit
  • All the benefits of better blood flow
  • Prevents mild to moderate swelling with 15-20 mmHg, 20-30 mmHg, and 30-40 mmHg compression levels
  • Moisture wicking, CoolMax fibers ensure cool, lasting dryness

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*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.

5 Tips For Winter Runners



If you’re dedicated enough to brave the colder weather and the potential hurdles that come with it, be sure to arm yourself with these tips for playing it safe!


1) Plan Ahead.
As mentioned earlier, if it’s particularly snowy or icy outside choose a safer route that has been plowed areas devoid of loose snow. Also make sure someone at home or a neighbor knows where you’re going and when you should be back so that at least one person will know to take action if you don’t come back at the time you’re expected.





2) Stay close to indoor warmth.
When running outdoors in the winter, don’t go so far from indoor warmth that you don’t know if you can make it back, warns Philbin. If you get chilled you are on borrowed time, and if your feet are also wet, they will freeze rapidly. Running is demanding on the body even under ideal conditions, and when you add unstable surface conditions, elements such as sleet or snow, and wind, you add to the effort necessary just to do your customary workout. Always be flexible and have a Plan B in case conditions go south.


3) Don’t overdress.
One of the worst things you can do while it’s cold outside is sweat. Once you start sweating, you immediately increase your chances of developing hypothermia. To avoid this, make sure you feel a little cold when you first step outside – Your body should warm up early enough in your run to keep you comfortable without risking it.

To avoid cold or damp feet consider wearing Core-Sport by Therafirm’s graduated compression socks or Core-Sport leg sleeves with your favorite non-compression running socks for added support. The moisture-wicking fibers in Core-Sport are guaranteed to keep your feet dry during your entire workout.


4) Slow down.
Take your time finding your pace as you brave the outdoor elements. Be wary of snow and ice; Even if a surface looks to be safe, black ice can cause you to slip and hurt yourself. Make sure to stay on sidewalks if possible or plowed roads (assuming traffic is low).

Plan your route so that you are always in well-lit areas and make sure to dress in reflective clothing if you’re running at night.


5) Talk with your doctor.
If you have asthma, emphysema or similar difficulty in breathing, cold air in the lungs can be even more of an issue and you probably shouldn’t be outdoors at all if it’s cold outside. The only way to know if outdoor exercise is appropriate for you is to talk with and seek advice from your doctor.

Breathe through your nose only and wear a scarf – You’re more susceptible to becoming ill when you breathe through your mouth. Additionally, your nose is better equipped to filter out the dust and bacteria that might otherwise have an easier time making you fall ill if breathed through your mouth.



Do you have other tips and advice to share that aren’t listed here? Sound off in the comments below!




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*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.


By Jenna Baker. Jenna on Google+

5 Ways to Improve Circulation

       You may have poor circulation for a number of reasons and, depending on who you are, they can be either due to a prolonged period of certain lifestyle choices or they can be hereditary. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your blood circulation.

 

1)     Maintain a Healthy Diet

Fruits that are high in vitamin C, particularly oranges, have blood thinning enzymes that help promote better circulation. Other types of foods that promote healthy circulation include olives, sunflower seeds, almonds and dark chocolate.

If you aren’t predisposed to or currently suffer from any gastrointestinal issues, spicy foods are also known to stimulate blood flow and therefore helps to increase blood circulation throughout the body.

 

2)     Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can be the culprit of poor circulation because it can increase the viscosity of your blood, making it thick and more difficult to circulate through the body. Water is a huge part of our blood volume, so naturally drinking more water helps to restore the fluidity of blood, which in turn promotes better circulation.

 

3)     Exercise

Regular exercise is key for better circulation. The more you exercise regularly, the stronger your heart becomes so that it can oxygenate your blood which helps it circulate more quickly. When you exercise the blood vessels in your muscles dilate which produces a healthier amount of blood flow throughout your body. Just half an hour a day can make all the difference.

 

 

4)     Relax

Now though it might sound contradictory to number 3, when your body undergoes long periods of physical and/ or mental stress it can be detrimental to your circulation. Gentle exercise or deep breathing are both great ways for your body to relax, improve circulation and even lower your blood pressure. You may also make it a point to take at least 10 minutes in the morning or evening to meditate or practice deep breathing.

 

5)     Wear Compression Legwear

Compression legwear encourages healthy circulation by restoring blood flow. Therafirm true gradient compression hosiery delivers a controlled amount of pressure greatest at the ankle and gradually decreases toward the top of the stocking to promote better blood flow and assist in preventing swelling and varicose veins. Other benefits include softness, coolness, comfortability and a wide range of styles, sizes and colors across multiple brands.

 

You should also know that many of these tips have other added benefits as well, such as helping to maintain a lower blood pressure, a lower amount of bad cholesterol and more energy.  It is good to understand that restoring a healthy blood circulation won’t necessarily happen overnight – Have patience with yourself and remember that your health and happiness is completely worth the dedication and effort.

*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.


By Jenna Baker. Jenna on Google+