Who can benefit from compression socks?
Many people can benefit from wearing compression socks or stockings, nurses, doctors, surgeon, flight attendants, runners, pilots, pre and post-operative patients and anybody at risk of developing blood clots in their legs.
What are the benefits of wearing compression socks?
DVT stoking are predominately used to prevent for blood clots in the legs. A wide range of factors can increase someone’s risk of getting a DVT such as bed rest post-surgery, prolonged sitting or standing or general inactivity.
Other benefits from compression socks or stocking are prevention of varicose veins or swelling ankles (oedema) and improved circulation. In addition, people who have to stand for prolonged periods will note improved comfort and less leg muscle fatigue.
Compression socks or stocking work by squeezing the tissue in the lower legs and wall of the veins, Fitlegs are classed as gradual compression meaning more of a squeeze lower down and leasing toward the knee this helps with blood circulation and Venous return. Venous return is the process by the rate of blood flow returning to the heart. Leg swelling can be reduced by improved flow of lymph. Increased lymph flow can improve muscle function and comfort resulting in reduced tired legs.