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Compression Socks

Venous stasis is a common condition in which the flow of blood from the legs to the heart is abnormal.

Most people assume that the heart pumps blood out to the legs and then pumps it back. Actually, the heart only pumps the blood out. Leg muscles pump it back. Every time a leg muscle tightens (contracts), it squeezes the leg veins flat. Blood is pushed through the veins like toothpaste being squeezed from a tube.

Standard graduated compression sock design and how it works.

When a person slips on a Jiani sock, his or her legs will feel instantly supported and comfortable, but the real benefit of wearing graduated compression socks happens at a deeper level. All Jiani socks use the science of standard graduated compression. Compression is strongest at the ankle and gradually decreases to the leg. The socks actually act as a layer of muscle, gently squeezing stretched vein walls. This built-in feature helps fight the force of gravity and circulate the blood back to the heart more efficiently. When blood is properly circulated it provides much-needed oxygen and nutrients to tired muscles that have been deprived during a workout. It helps muscles regenerate more efficiently, as well as helps remove any lactic acid that is built up. Today's athletes understand that true graduated compression helps their performance, training, and recovery.

Who should wear gradient compression hosiery?

People who have or are experiencing any of the following conditions can benefit from wearing gradient compression hosiery:

- Tired, aching, fatigued legs
- Swollen feet, ankles, and legs
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Moderate to severe varicose veins
- Expectant mothers
- Sclerotherapy
- Lymphedema
- Overweight
- Family history of venous leg disorders

    Orthopedic Bracing

    What are Medical Aids?

    Medical aids include visual aids, hearing aids and prostheses as well as orthopaedic and other aids and their accessories that are needed to operate the aid1. Aids help to compensate for health deficits and therefore make everyday life easier. Only aids that have a proven therapeutic benefit are paid for by the health insurance funds. These products are listed in the Aids Directory of the GKV-Spitzenverband organisation. In the field of orthopaedic aids, Sporlastic produces high-quality bandages and orthotics.


    Orthoses are medical aids that are used to stabilise, relief, immobilise, guide or correct limbs or the trunk. They protect and support the musculoskeletal system. They are more stable than bandages and in some cases have built-in mechanisms, for example for joint guidance. They are therefore able to carry out protective, guiding and in some cases supporting functions in joint traction.

    Orthoses can assist with a wide range of conditions. They are generally prescribed by doctors and selected in conjunction with the orthopaedic technician. They can be used for immobilisation to assist healing if temporary immobilisation is required. In other forms, orthoses can stabilise joints or guide them in physiologically correct movements. This can also be useful for the training of affected muscle groups and therefore for strengthening them. For chronic and irreparable damage, orthotics can provide relief and support people's mobility. They can maintain functions and prevent or reduce pain. In their corrective role, they counteract deformities, malpositioning and load stress and can therefore prevent physiological malformations.

    Whether it be for immobilisation, mobilisation, correction, stabilisation or relief: orthoses impress with excellent wearing comfort, super handling and an appealing design.

    1Guideline by the Joint Federal Committee on the Prescription of Aids in Contractual Medical Care (Aids Guideline) Updated: 17 July 2014.