PRO Compression Comments on How a Tennis Player Treated Blood Clots with Compression Socks

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An article published by the Global Post discusses tennis player Kirsten Flipkens who discovered that she had blood clots nine months ago. In response, PRO Compression discusses the benefits of graduated compression socks to combat the possibility of blood clots.

On February 18, 2013, PRO Compression responds to Belgian tennis player Kirsten Flipken’s struggle with blood clots and recommends graduated compression socks as a way to help.

An article from the Global Post reports that when Kirsten Flipkens, a profession tennis player, got off a flight from Thailand nine months ago and felt severe pain in her calves, she shrugged it off, even going so far as to play a tournament that same week. When Flipkens consulted a doctor regarding the pain, she discovered that she had blood clots in both of her legs.

According to the article, Flipkens now goes through an extensive process for each flight. “On go the compression socks to combat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and then, if the flight is longer than three hours, she has to take blood thinners,” the article said.

The extended period of sitting can aggravate blood clots and cause extreme pain. On top of the pain, however, Flipkens’ tennis game was suffering due to the blood clots in her legs and she began to fall down the ranks by almost 100 positions, reports the article. Still, Flipkens remained resilient and fought on to improve her game.

The article affirms that Flipkens persevered despite her condition, and even managed to break the top 50 world rank as well as win her first title in Quebec City. Though it began as a frightening condition that threatened to ruin her career, Flipkens’ determination allowed her to make an inspiring comeback.

Eric Smith, CEO of PRO Compression, responds to the article by stating, “Flipkens’ journey is an absolute inspiration.” Smith continues, “Graduated compression socks can work wonders for anyone suffering from blood clots and deep vein thrombosis. Hopefully, the compression socks took away any pain that the young tennis star was experiencing.”

Smith adds that graduated compression socks are not strictly for individuals suffering from blood clots. He explains that compression socks can provide an instant improvement that genuinely benefits an athlete’s performance.

At PRO Compression we’ve created high-quality, graduated compressions socks tailor-made for the weekend runner and elite athlete. Unlike countless gimmicks that claim to improve your performance, with PRO Compression socks, the instant, positive improvement isn’t an empty promise – it’s purely scientific.


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