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Compression Therapy

As a person walks, the contraction and relaxation of the calf muscles around the veins aid in moving blood toward the heart. The external graduated compression of Sigvaris socks and stockings acts as a layer of muscle by gently squeezing the stretched vein walls together, allowing the valves to close. The cavity of the vein is reduced, thereby restoring blood flow to a normal state and aiding overall circulation. To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed.

Some people have an inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves which creates additional challenges to venous return. Wearing Sigvaris graduated compression socks or stockings is vital for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory problems.

Recommended for:

  • Patients who stand or sit for long periods of time daily
  • Patients who have been prescribed anticoagulants
  • People who travel
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Those who have had a Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Those who experience swelling in their legs and feet
  • Patients with varicose and/or spider veins

What are Venous Disorders?

Venous insufficiency is caused by a series of disorders in the vein including when the valves of the veins fail to function properly. This interferes with venous return and causes blood to pool in the veins.

Venous insufficiency
can become more chronic and lead to spider veins, varicose veins (often caused by the pooling of blood in a damaged vein and can be painful), phlebitis, blood clots, and changes in the skin. The most serious disorder is a venous leg ulcer.

Chronic Venous Disorders is a collective term used to describe a long-standing condition involving impaired venous return in varying degrees of severity.

Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot that usually forms in the deep veins of the lower leg, or calf which can block the flow of blood. It may cause leg pain or swelling, but can also be present with no symptoms. Another complication is the condition known as pulmonary embolism which is when the clot breaks loose and travels through the vessel to the arteries located in the lungs, which is a potentially fatal condition if it significantly blocks blood flow through the lungs.

General Causes:

  • Slow or sluggish blood flow through a vein
  • A tendency for a person’s blood to clot quickly, a condition that may be hereditary
  • Irritation or inflammation of the lining surface of the vein


  • Pain and tenderness in one leg
  • Swelling in one leg
  • Increased warmth and redness in one leg
  • Visible surface veins


  • Exercising regularly, including stretching and leg movement when traveling
  • Smoking cessation
  • Maintaining a normal body weight
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Wearing compression stockings or socks, which reduces the risk of DVT or complications by 50%

Are You at Risk?

Leg problems are widespread throughout the world. According to the American College of Phlebology, more than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of venous disorder. If you have tired, aching, swollen legs, or if you see the beginning of varicose veins, this brochure will help you learn how to improve the health of your venous circulation. Venous circulation problems can progressively worsen over time and can affect your health and quality of life.

Risk Factors for Venous Disorders

  • Heredity
  • Age over 40
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Long distance traveling
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Surgery or trauma
  • Infectious disease
  • Use of hormone medication

Symptoms of Venous Disorders

  • Heavy, tired, or aching legs
  • Initial signs of varicose veins
  • A feeling of tension, cramps, or fatigue in your legs
  • Swollen ankles/feet
  • Spider veins
  • Leg ulcers
Sigvaris graduated compression is medicine you wear!

Sigvaris manufactures quality graduated compression products that set them apart from others in the industry. Sigvaris has an assortment of products designed to fit your lifestyle. These products can help improve your circulation, increase your energy, and aid in keeping your legs healthy. Our Sigvaris Certified Fitters can help you determine which Sigvaris product is right for you. Sigvaris guarantees the compression level in our products for 6 months.

At MedLife Pharmacy and Compounding, you can feel confident when you wear your compression socks. Our Sigvaris Certified Fitters are trained to properly fit patients to ensure they are matched with the garment that best suits their needs.

Sigvaris Medical

The Sigvaris medical collection is designed according to the unique Sigvaris Precise Fit Sizing System and features double-covered inlay yarns. The double-covered inlay yarns increase the durability of the stocking while making it easier for your patients to don and remove. To ensure a correct fit and accurate compression, patients are carefully measured resulting in greater patient compliance and comfort. Sigvaris medical products are designed to fit various lifestyles and are best suited for those with chronic venous disorders, edema, stasis, skin changes, and for those who have had or will be having a vein procedure.

Product catalog: Sigvaris Medical

Sigvaris Well Being

The well being collection is generally used for prevention and mild symptoms. The fashionable Sigvaris Well Being collection helps promote leg health and provides relief from a range of common symptoms including tired, aching legs and swollen feet and ankles.

Product catalog: Sigvaris Well Being

Sigvaris Sports

Sigvaris has an entire line of sports products perfect for athletic activity and recovery. A growing trend among competitive athletes and weekend warriors is the use of graduated compression socks and sleeves to help improve their athletic performance and recovery. Whether it’s during the actual event, after the event, or even while traveling, today’s athletes are making Sigvaris Sports true graduated compression socks a part of their attire.

When an athlete slips on a pair of Sigvaris Sports Socks or Sleeves, his or her legs will instantly feel supported and comfortable, but the real benefit of wearing true graduated compression happens at a deeper level. All Sigvaris Sports products use the science of true graduated compression. This means that the compression is strongest at the ankle and gradually diminishes up the leg. These compression socks act as a layer of muscle, gently squeezing stretched vein walls. This built-in feature helps fight the force of gravity and circulate blood back to the heart more efficiently.

When blood is properly circulated, it restores much-needed oxygen and nutrients to tired muscles that have been deprived during a workout. Sigvaris Sports products help muscles regenerate more efficiently and help to remove any lactic acid that has built up. Today’s athletes understand that true graduated compression improves performance and speeds up recovery.


  • Increased circulation
  • Increased oxygen to the muscle tissue
  • Lactic acid flush-out and relief from delayed onset muscles soreness
  • Reduced exercise-induced muscle soreness in legs
  • 15-20 mmHg and 20-30 mmHg compression levels. More than 50 years of experience of compression expertise by the Global Leader in true graduated compression

Product catalog: Sigvaris Sports

Aching or Pain in Legs

For those of us who work in jobs where we have to stand for a living, we know firsthand how tired our legs can become after a long day on the job. In fact, leg problems affect approximately one out of every five working men and women and cost U.S. Corporations more than 2 million lost workdays a year. And it’s not just people who stand for a living, many factors can attribute to leg pain and discomfort. Understanding your symptoms and risks can help you determine if you are at risk for developing a venous disorder and what you can do to prevent it.

According to The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, medical compression socks have been proven more effective at reducing aches and pain in the legs than industrial rubber floor mats.

How To Get Your Compression Socks/Stockings from MedLife Pharmacy & Compounding


  • Our Certified Fitters will assist you in determining the correct size and style for your personal needs


  • You or your healthcare provider can fax your prescription or normal order to (949) 502-7250 with your mailing address and payment information (cardholder name, card number, expiration, cvv number, and zip code) and we will deliver/ship your order to you for free!
  • These orders must come with either measurements or sizes unless you are planning to come into the pharmacy where one of our fitters will take the appropriate measurements for you.
  • For instructions on how to measure for size please view How to Measure
  • Unless other style(s) stated, faxed prescription orders will be shipped SIGVARIS ACCESS


  • Submit an order here by filling out the required fields
  • For instructions on how to measure for size please view How to Measure

Product Catalogs

Measurements and Fittings

To view videos on how to properly put on and take off compression socks please visit Sigvaris Youtube Videos. You will find instructions for both patients and caregivers.

You may also set a fitting appointment at (949) 502-7272 or walk-in during our normal business hours!

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