Do You Suffer From Swollen Feet And Legs? Is It Painful To Walk, Even Short Distances?
Thermomedic Health Fact File
Swollen feet and legs, referred to medically as edema, occur when fluid is
retained in the spaces between body cells. Edema typically affects the feet,
ankles and lower legs, but can also impact any area of the body. Thermomedic
Therapy Ankle Braces and Far Infrared socks provide compressive support
and comforting warmth to help relieve the painful symptoms of edema.
What Are The Causes of Swollen Feet And Legs?
Swollen feet and legs may be caused by the impaired function of the kidney,
heart, liver or blood vessels, but there are other factors that can contribute.
• Eating a diet high in salt and carbohydrates
• Excessive use of laxatives
• Over use of diuretics
• Taking drugs
• Taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills
• Pregnancy and PMS
• Sodium retention
• Varicose veins
• Allergic reactions
• Neuromuscular disorders
What Are The Symptoms Of Edema?
Initial symptoms generally occur during the day as your feet and legs become
increasingly swollen and uncomfortable. As the condition worsens, swelling will
occur early in the morning and continue to increase throughout the day. Long-
term edema can sometimes cause skin ulcerations.
Further symptoms that may develop include:
• Elevated blood pressure
• Increased need to urinate
• Heart Palpitations
• Swollen hands and wrists
• Puffy eyes
• Weight gain
Relief and Prevention Of Edema
The recommended treatment to reduce swelling is the use of compressive
Thermomedic Therapy ankle, leg and wrist supports and therapy gloves and
therapy socks. Elevate your legs above the level of your heart to reduce
pressure on the backs of your knees, thighs and lower back. Thermomedic
Therapy Garments, for use at home or at work, are specially designed to help
reduce swelling and discomfort associated with edema while assisting you to
enjoy your normal routine.
How Can Thermomedic Therapy Garments Help Me?
The human body has a complex and highly efficient set of mechanisms to
assure the adequate flow of blood through-out the body. These processes, if
disturbed by sickness or injury, may be restored or relieved by the use of
effective therapeutic thermal and compression devices by THERMOMEDIC
Therapy Garments. Specially designed to be easy and comfortable to wear
while imparting soothing support to swollen feet, legs or other affected areas,
these therapy garments are safe, natural and affordable. They work well as an
adjunct to support prescribed medical treatments by enhancing your body's
natural recuperative ability.
Thermomedic Therapy Socks and bio-ceramic joint supports are available in
various levels of compression, depending on the pressure you require, as well
as various lengths. Thermomedic Therapy Garments support your swollen
ankles and legs, assisting you to safely undertake remedial exercises to help
Thermomedic Therapy Ankle Brace and Socks assist recuperative techniques
to help reduce swelling by supporting increased muscle activity from gentle
walking, firmly support lower limbs during periods of standing and help fluid
return to blood vessels when affected area is elevated during rest.
Thermomedic Therapy Knee Body Bands assist relieve knee osteoarthritis
When investing in your health and wellbeing, it is so important to choose far
infrared therapeutic products that will really deliver the benefits you require, as
comfortably, safely and effectively as possible. Good health is about attention
to quality and commitment to delivering value that you can trust.
Thermomedic guarantee it.
If edema persists or continues to worsen, please consult your doctor.
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