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Compression Stockings or Lymphedema Wraps - What is the difference?

Graduated compression hosiery and lymphedema wraps are both used in the management of lymphedema, a condition characterized by the accumulation of lymph fluid and swelling in certain parts of the body. However, they serve different purposes and are applied in different ways.   Graduated Compression Hosiery: Purpose: Graduated compression hosiery is designed to provide graduated pressure, meaning it is tighter at the extremities and gradually decreases in pressure as it moves up the limb. This gentle squeeze helps to move blood and lymphatic fluid up your legs, preventing fluid from pooling and reducing swelling. Application: Compression stockings, socks, or sleeves are commonly used for lower extremity lymphedema. They are worn throughout the day and are available in various compression levels, with higher compression...

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Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! Stay Happy, Stay Healthy this Holiday Season!

Need the perfect gift for everyone on your list but not sure where to start? Practical gifts are a great idea, especially if they help support a healthy lifestyle! We've got some gift-giving inspiration for your whole shopping list.

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Meet the Author - Kaki Zell

    Kaki Zell has worked in the medical device industry for over 11 years. She has served as Co-Owner and Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Ecommerce since acquiring the Legs-4-Life in May 2010. Prior to Legs-4-Life, she worked in management for PepsiCo and D.O. Allen Homes. She’s been interviewed by Net Elixir and spoken at a Net Elixir lead Google conference as an industry expert and holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greensboro Science Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

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We've partnered with March of Dimes! Read the official press release:

March of Dimes North Carolina Partners with Ames Walker in the distribution of 3,000+ facemasks to local NICU Facilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

MAY 6, 2020  March of Dimes today launched a new program with Ames Walker, a company that supplies compression socks and hosiery, converted a sock line to manufacture masks. Ryan and Kaki Zell, owners of Ames Walker are partnering with March of Dimes to provide face masks to distribute to hospital partners in NC (Novant Health Care in Charlotte will receive the first shipment on May 8,2020) for parents who are leaving the hospital with a newborn.

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How Compression Socks Can Help Ease the Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

If you regularly experience an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, you may be diagnosed with restless leg syndrome (RLS). This common condition is characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move the limbs. You may also notice an increase in discomfort at night, as well as relief once you start moving your legs again. It’s even possible to experience nighttime leg twitching or a feeling of pulling, aching, or itching within the limb. While restless legs can disrupt your life, there are ways you can make yourself more comfortable and reduce your symptoms. Start by talking to your doctor about whether your medicines or health conditions are leading to RLS and if it’s...

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