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Six Easy Steps to Better Blood Flow

Dan SteffesMar 24, '14

1. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Our circulation improves with physical activity, so GET UP! Take a short walk, climb stairs, or make an effort to move around the office and at home. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing as this may increase leg pain and swelling....

How Graduated Compression Works

Dan SteffesMar 20, '14

How does graduated compression therapy help with management of venous problems? 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 compression socks and stockings acts as a layer of muscle by gently...

Complications of DVT

Dan SteffesMar 19, '14

About one-third of patients with DVT, develop a long term complication known as post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). This condition can show up as chronic pain, swelling and discoloration of the leg, as well as the development of open ulcers, caused b the damage that is done by the clot to valves...

Lets Review the Circulatory System

Dan SteffesMar 18, '14

The body has a number of way to help blood return to the heart. Just as the arterial system uses the power of the heart to drive fresh blood into the tissues, the calf muscle acts as a 'second heart' by contracting and relaxing as a person walks, propelling blood...

Keeping Your Legs Healthy

Dan SteffesMar 17, '14

Do you ever experience aching or pain in your legs? For those of us who work in jobs where we have to stand for a living (healthcare workers, service men & women, teachers, factory workers, retail sales representatives, etc.) we know firsthand how tired our legs can become after a...