Wearing compression socks is a great way to be proactive about your health regardless of your occupation, but for nurses, it’s essential. This is because nurses are kind of super-humans – they typically spend the majority of their 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts up on their feet with little to no resting time. Because a nurse’s mobility directly impacts the health and safety of their patients, it’s really important for nurses to stay healthy. Essentially, the healthier nurses are, the better everyone will feel, and that’s where VIM & VIGR comes in! Here are three reasons why every nurse should be wearing our compression socks on a daily basis:
- They alleviate soreness – Nurses put some serious strain on their bodies, from walking and standing all day long to handling equipment and lifting patients. By increasing the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood, compression socks help alleviate soreness and cramping in the legs, making long shifts much more tolerable.
- They prevent swelling – Another result of being active on your feet for long periods of time is swelling in the legs. While it’s not painful (unless it’s injury-related), it can be very uncomfortable and is a clear indication that the legs need a little love and care, and a compression sock hug is the perfect remedy. These socks bring blood from the feet back up to the heart, which helps keep all circuits flowing to prevent swelling and promote better overall health.
- They energize the legs– On top of aiding soreness and preventing swelling, compression socks provide the legs with extra energy to not only get nurses through their shifts, but also through their lives outside of work!
If you’re a nurse, what do you love most about wearing compression socks on the job? Share with us in a comment below!