DVT Prevention Advocate SIGVARIS Announces Endorsement of Active Therapy Compression Socks by Pro-Football’s Anthony Heygood

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SIGVARIS is pleased to announce that pro-football player Anthony Heygood believes in the health benefits of Active Therapy socks.

It’s easy to endorse a product if you really believe in it. After recovering from an injury and trying these socks, I’m a believer in the benefits of wearing true graduated compression.

Anthony Heygood, linebacker of the Seattle Seahawks, says SIGVARIS Active Therapy socks are “superior sports socks.”

“It’s easy to endorse a product if you really believe in it,” Heygood says. “After recovering from an injury and trying these socks, I’m a believer in the benefits of wearing true graduated compression.”

After injuring his Achilles tendon the first week of training camp, Heygood began using compression socks. His doctor had prescribed a walking boot for his leg, but Heygood felt like it was cutting off the circulation to his foot. He discovered that graduated compression socks helped improve his circulation, allowing him to heal faster. The socks worked so well that Heygood contacted SIGVARIS wanting to try more graduated compression socks.

Now recovered, Heygood still wears the SIGVARIS Athletic Recovery Socks under his team socks during games, and for two to three hours following a game or practice. “I like the cushion that the socks provide with my cleats,” Heygood says. “The socks put life in your feet, and you heal faster after you are finished working out.”

The use of compression wear is a growing trend among athletes worldwide. When athletes wear true graduated compression, compression that is tightest at the ankle, during and after exercise or competition it helps flush out lactic acid and provides symptomatic relief of delayed onset leg muscle soreness. SIGVARIS manufactures both a Performance Sock and an Athletic Recovery Sock to help athletes peak their performance and speed up their recovery time!

SIGVARIS created http://www.athleticrecoverysock.com and http://www.performancesock.com to provide consumers with information about the socks in the Active Therapy line.

About Anthony Heygood
Anthony Heygood began his football career by playing for Purdue University where he was given an honorable mention as an All-Big Ten by coaches. He currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks. Learn more about Heygood at http://www.nfl.com/players/anthonyheygood/profile?id=HEY099452

About SIGVARIS
SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical graduated compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS, is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of chronic venous insufficiency and venous disorders. SIGVARIS’ US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. SIGVARIS is a committed DVT prevention advocate. In addition to medical products, SIGVARIS also manufactures lifestyle and sports products based on its expertise in graduated compression therapy. http://www.sigvarisusa.com
SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.

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