There are many types of compression garments, including knee-high socks or footless calf sleeves, leggings, and bike shorts. A recent study showed that wearing a girdlelike garment called an abdominal binder and knee-high compression socks provides the best results for people who have POTS.What are compression leggings and how do they work?
Compression leggings, in theory, are meant to increase blood flow to your lower muscles during exercise, and subsequently bring more oxygen to them, explains Natasha Trentacosta, M.D., sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.What are compcompression tights?
Compression tights are typically graduated, meaning that the clothing is tightest at the foot and gets less tight as you move up the leg. The level of compression is shown in mmHg, i.e. 15-20, 20-30, or 30-40 mmHg.How does foot compression help with pots?
By adding compression to the feet, you are forcing the blood back up to the heart, helping circulatory and lymphatic systems, and giving your blood pressure a nice boost. Seems like a miracle for someone with severe POTS or hypotension. Well, let me just say, it’s not a miracle– it’s pure magic. And it works.