Prevent Leg Pain and Blood Clots While Traveling - CW Houston

December 03, 2020

 

More people are taking road trips, and now even flying, during this pandemic. From visiting family, to just getting out of the house, traveling has been a way for many to relieve the stress of 2020. But, traveling can lead to health issues, especially for your legs, in the form of blood clots.

Sitting for long periods of time is often the biggest culprit, causing blood clots in the legs. It doesn’t matter how old you are, anyone can get them. For some it can be a hassle. For others it can cause other leg issues. But, in some cases, it could lead to hospitalization, or worse. With that in mind, that’s when expert advice and options on preparing your leg health for travel, is essential.

CW39 Houston Anchor Sharron Melton talks with Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Marcus Duda, about what you can do before, during and after you travel to keep your legs healthy and happy too, and how compression socks can help your legs, no matter your age.

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What size compression sock is right for me?

Vive Wear Sizing Chart

Choose a sock size that will safely fit the largest foot, ankle and calf measurement.

CALF CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the widest part of the calf.

ANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the smallest part of the ankle just above the ankle bones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vive Wear®Compression Sock Size Chart

SIZE   S M L XL XXL
Calf Circumference Inches 10.5-13.0 13.0-15.0 14.0-15.5 15.0-18.0 17.5-21.5
  CM 27.0-32.0 33.0-38.0 36.0-40.0 38.0-46.0 45.0-55.0
Ankle Circumference Inches 7.5 - 8.5 8.0-10.0 9.0-11.0 10.0-12.5 11.5-14.0
  CM 19.0-22.0 21.0-25.0 23.0-28.0 26.0-32.0 30.0-36.0
Shoe Size  Inches 3.0 - 5.0 6.0 - 8.0 8.0-11.0 11.0-13.0 13.0-15.0

 

How to choose Prosthetic Shrinker sizing?

Choose a prosthetic shrinker size that will safely fit the calf and thigh circumference.

THIGH CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure 4 finger widths above the patella (knee cap)

CALF CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the widest part of the calf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vive Wear® below knee

Prosthetic Shrinker Size Chart

Compression 20-30 mmHg / Length 15-15 3/4” 38-40 cm

SIZE   IV / XL V / XXL VI / 3XL
Thigh Inches 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.5 19.5-22
  CM 40-45 45-50 50-56
Calf Inches 13.75-15.75 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.25
  CM 35-40 40-45 45-49