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How To Stop Legs Swelling On Long Haul Flights

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Have you been wondering how to stop legs swelling on long haul flights? Then you’ve arrived at the right location. Welcome to Compression Advisory, where we will address this and several other questions. We are compression apparel experts, advising on items that support healthcare, nutrition, and athletic success. Compression Advisory, established in 2009, is proud to be a market leader in compression apparel, offering unparalleled experience and advice. Our assistance and expertise are backed by scientific studies, quality education, and years of experience. If you need to know how to stop legs swelling on long haul flights, our team of…

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Compression Advisory – What Are Flight Socks?

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Have you been trying to figure out what are flight socks? Then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Compression Advisory, we can answer this question and many more. We are experts in compression clothing, advising on products which benefit healthcare, wellbeing and sporting performance. Founded in 2009, Compression Advisory is proud to be a leader in the compression clothing market, providing unparalleled expertise and guidance.  Our support and knowledge is backed up by proven scientific research, quality education and years of experience. Should you require the answer to the question of what are flight socks, then our team…

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Polyester VS Cotton Socks – What Should You Choose?

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If you’re looking for some new compression socks, you may be trying to explore which is the best material to go with. The question of polyester vs cotton socks can seem like a trivial one, but it does actually affect your comfort while wearing socks. Comfortable compression socks can make all the difference when you’re wearing them for as long as you are supposed to. Here at the Compression Advisory, we know all about compression socks and the best materials to make them from. So, here’s the low down about the debate of polyester vs cotton socks. Cotton socks The…

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How Long Should You Wear Compression Socks For

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Do you have some questions about compression socks? Are you concerned about how long you should wear compression socks for? If you are, then we at the Compression Advisory can help. We were set up to help bridge the gap between the medical community and our patience and we’re passionate about ensuring that everyone has a great understanding of how compression socks can really benefit you.  We know that at times information about compression socks can seem overwhelming and confusing. Why should you wear them? How long should you wear compression socks for? Do they really work? These are all…

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Dr Kal Parmar of the ISEH Talks Calf Injuries

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I see many muscle injuries; mainly in the lower limb, a large proportion being in the calf. They are generally on the inside of the calf and referred to as “tennis leg” although there are a variety of ways to sustain the injury – essentially a sudden explosive movement. I do a lot of ultrasound scanning and this is the best way to pick up the injury – it’s a quick and convenient way to scan muscle injuries in the clinic setting and can give a lot of information. Once the diagnosis is made, compression is vital – a graduated...
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Follow-Up from #UKRunChat Hour Q&A

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A couple of weeks ago, Compression Advisory Experts made themselves available for a UK Run Chat hour to answer questions that members had about compression. As 140 characters is a bit limiting, we wanted to follow up with slightly more comprehensive answers to the questions that were put to us by UK Run Chat Members. If you have any questions for us, feel free to leave a comment for us and we’ll answer promptly. The following questions were posed directly to @VR_legwear on Twitter What are calf guards? Calf guards are also known as calf sleeves. They are compression socks,…

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Llanelli Scarlets kitted out in Custom VR Compression

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Late last year, Compression Advisory became the proud suppliers of VR Compression to the Llanelli Scarlets. This partnership opportunity came about from our previous work with Andrew Walker, Head of Sports Medicine for the Scarlets, during his time with Saracens. We decided to make a custom product for the players as it showcases our manufacturing capabilities and partnering with such a young and promising Welsh Rugby Team made this a great opportunity. Several prototypes were drawn up with recovery and performance socks but the final custom product which met their match needs was the Performa Lite, a calf sleeve which…

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Travis Perkins plc Seniors Masters

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Supporting the Senior Tour again at Woburn this summer, Compression Advisory had the opportunity to receive exceptionally positive feedback from professional golfers previously fitted at the Seniors Open Championship in Walton-on Heath. Amongst the now common comments of “my legs feel great” and “i’ve been travelling in them and find them so supportive”, were the words of Dennis O’Sullivan, who only turned professional in 1997 and has won 6 seniors events and finished in the top ten on the Order of Merit several times. Dennis says – “I played 9 rounds of golf in 9 days. After 3 days, I…

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UK Athletics utilise Compression Advisory

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UK Athletics utilise Compression Advisory as part of their rehabilitation strategy for Athletes training for 2012 London Olympics. Competing at the level of an athlete can take its toll on the body. Athletes training for the Olympics for example can put so much pressure on their body and exert themselves in order to get the physique, ability and strength that is required of them to “win the race”. Able to prepare for their event, athletes will incorporate a host of routines, nutrients, recovery processes and products to aid that performance. Compression Advisory socks containing gctech have become part of the…

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Russ Cochran wins the 2011 Senior Open Golf Championship

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Compression Advisory kit out Russ Cochran with compression socks, who then goes on to win The 2011 Senior Open Golf Championship. Compression Advisory attended the Seniors European Tour at Walton Heath recently to educate the pro’s and bystanders about their socks containing gctech and were welcomed with comments such as “where have you been all my life!” Due to the nature of their sport and its locations, constant travel – which can result in swollen legs, and standing for hours on end – which can leave the pro with heavy legs are often reported as issues which leave them feeling…

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