- Sit or stand for long periods of time?
- Exercise regularly?
- Experience swelling in your legs?
If you answered
yes to any of these questions, compression stockings can help energize and
invigorate your legs.
Compression stockings work by gently squeezing blood vessels in the legs,
increasing blood and lymphatic flow. Anyone with varying levels of physical
activity or medical needs can benefit from the improved leg circulation
and support offered by wearing compression stockings.
- Office Workers – Promote blood flow to the heart for those who are
mostly sedentary throughout the day.
- Pregnant Women –Find increased support and comfort. Compression stockings
provide relief from tired, aching legs, and swollen feet and ankles.
- Nurses/Caregivers – Relieve weary muscles for those who are active
and on their feet throughout the day.
- Athletes – Aid recovery from post-run muscle fatigue and get relief
from joint and knee paint or arthritis.
- Patients – For patients with chronic venous disorders, edema, stasis,
skin changes, or those recovering from vein procedures, compression stockings
can improve circulation, help alleviate swelling, and decrease the risk
of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
- Frequent Air Travelers – Compression stockings can be worn during
air travel to prevent DVT.
- People with certain medical conditions should not wear compression garments.
If you're unsure about using compression stockings, be sure to consult
Finding the right compression stockings is much easier than it used to
be; they have evolved from looking like medical apparel to having a more
fashion-forward aesthetic. Men’s styles look just like dress socks
and women’s styles come in various colors, patterns, and even sheers.
For athletes, compression socks and sleeves range from neutral to colorful.
Regardless of why someone may need compression stockings, being comfortable
and healthy with compression garments doesn’t have to be a detriment
to personal style.