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Compression Socks & Stockings:
A Variety of Types for Every Lifestyle
You may have heard of compression socks or stockings in the past, but have you known the clinical benefits of wearing them, or that they can actually look good?
Marathon runners have been wearing compression socks for years, and the science behind it is simple: by applying a balanced pressure over certain body parts, it triggers blood flow and allows the muscle groups to work more efficiently.
But you don’t need to be a runner to take advantage of the benefits of compression wearables. Compression socks and stocking have been proven to limit swelling in feet and legs by increasing blood flow to those limbs. They work by enhancing pressure levels to increase venous return and reduce edema in those with various vein disorders.
As an added benefit, today compression socks and stockings come in a wide variety of styles that range from casual to elegant and sophisticated.
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Common FAQ's About Compression Socks & Stockings
Why are compression socks so difficult to put on?
Compression socks and stockings provide the greatest compression at the ankle, which makes it difficult to get the ankle portion of the sock around your foot. However, if the sock isn’t at least somewhat difficult to put on, it probably isn’t effective.
What length of compression sock or stocking do I need?
Knee-length compression socks and stocking are usually recommended to manage swelling and increase venous returns. If swelling extends above the knee, consider an even longer stocking.
Can I use creams and lotions with compression socks?
If the compression socks or stockings contain latex, don’t use lotions or creams. Otherwise it’s perfectly safe to use these products, and in some cases necessary for those with venous insufficiency.
Do compression stockings help with swelling?
Compression stockings are made to help control swelling in the feet, ankles and lower legs. Benefits of compression stockings include helping to squeeze these areas to prevent the buildup of fluid in the tissue. This buildup of fluid can be very painful.
Why are compression stockings prescribed after a blood clot (DVT) in the leg?
Knee length gradient compression stockings are often prescribed for a patient who has sustained a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot in the leg. The stockings are helpful in: 1. Controlling the swelling in the leg that occurs with DVT, and 2. To help prevent the development of post-thrombotic syndrome that may occur several months after the DVT.