A 29-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: compression garment?
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Pain Management 29 years experience
See below: Compression garments are pieces of clothing such as socks, pantyhose, sleeves, etc., that provide support that is especially useful for people who have to stand for long periods, or people with poor circulation. The garments can come in varying degrees of compression. The higher degrees require a doctor's prescription. Compression garments worn on the legs can help prevent deep vein thrombosis.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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