What You Need To Know About Compression Socks


If you’re suffering from circulation problems, you’ve just made it out of surgery, or you’re a high performance athlete, chances are there’s a compression stocking that’s right for you. These items were designed to put pressure on your legs in order to increase the efficiency of blood vessels. They accomplish this by allowing your arteries to relax, increasing blood flow which eventually makes its way back to your heart.


They’re also comfortable for those who want to prevent tired and aching legs, swelling in the feet or ankles, and other conditions such as varicose veins. The heightened efficiency of arterial blood flow also reduces the chance of a blood clot, which can be deadly.


The design of compression socks is fairly simple. These are snug, yet stretchable socks which provide squeezing pressure on the ankle, which becomes looser the farther they go up the leg. They’re made for both men and women, the latter of which have a few more aesthetically pleasing fashion choices!


Even runners and other athletes can take advantage of compression stockings and socks. Some wear them on the arms as well as the legs to produce better oxygen flow to the muscles and help prevent damage to tissue. This can also reduce after-workout soreness.


Men and women can take advantage of a number of compression socks and stockings to suit their personal styles and needs. There are many different kinds on the market, including graduated compression stockings which are designed with mobility in mind, anti-embolism stockings which reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis, and nonmedical support hosiery, which is designed primarily with relief and comfort in mind.


JOBST has a line of SensiFoot Diabetic socks, Travel socks and women’s thigh-highs that are appropriate for work or casual dress. Sigvaris offers a line of stylish and unique compression socks featuring imprints, as well as arm sleeves and donning gloves to help put stockings and socks on. Sockee also offers donning aids which can assist anyone who has difficulty getting their socks or stockings on using a simple and safe design.


It’s important to check with your doctor regarding how to properly wear and take advantage of compression stockings and socks. It’s important to follow the instructions carefully so as not to make them too tight, which can cut off blood circulation. There are some side effects to ask about as well, including skin irritation or redness in certain areas. This could signify an improper fit, incorrect wear, an allergy, or an infection.


For more information regarding our line of compression socks and stockings, please contact us so we can answer any questions you might have.