Should You Wear Compression Socks When You Fly?


If you’ve seen colorful knee-length stockings on your fellow air travelers lately, you may be spotting a pair of stylish (yes!) compression socks. Now offered in sporty or designer versions, they’re tighter-than-average socks that grow gradually looser toward the knee, worn by many passengers during flights. The idea is that they help circulate, or “milk,” the blood back up the leg to the heart, which can reduce swelling in your feet and possibly lower your risk of blood clots (also known as deep vein thrombosis, or DVT). 

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The AARP Bulletin Today says that VIM & VIGR compression socks are hip, and not just for grandma anymore!



The AARP Bulletin Today article VIM & VIGR compression socks