Benefits Of Compression Socks
Compression products offer the wearer many different health advantages. If you’re interested in discovering the benefits of wearing compression garments, read on!
What Do Compression Socks Do?
Compression socks gently squeeze the lower legs to improve blood flow. They provide the wearer’s feet with comfortable support, while preventing blood clots in the legs and reducing swelling due to spider and varicose veins. They are also helpful in preventing many serious medical conditions, and in helping the legs recover from injury.
Who Should Wear Compression Socks?
Compression socks are available for both men and women. Although any individual can benefit from wearing pressure socks, individuals who spend a lot of time on their feet, and those who experience aching legs, varicose veins or swelling at the ankle, should try to wear compression socks as often as possible.
Since frequent flying increases the risk of blood clots and can cause poor blood circulation, those who travel a lot should wear stockings during the flight.
Pregnant women, who often experience aching feet, varicose veins, and the like, can also benefit from wearing compression socks during the last trimester of pregnancy and following delivery. There are special compression socks for women who are pregnant, which are designed to provide them with comfortable support.
Why Should You Not Wear Compression Socks at Night?
There is nothing dangerous about wearing medical compression socks at night; if anything, there are more pros than cons when it comes to wearing compression socks to sleep. The biggest reason why not to wear compression socks at night is that it can cause your feet to become uncomfortably hot and sweaty.
Are There Different Compression Levels?
Yes; there are. Compression levels range from a mild amount of 8-15 mmHg to a strongly compressing 40-50 mmHg which requires a prescription for purchase. We recommend you consult a doctor regarding which level of compression to choose.