compression socks for nurses

Best Compression Socks for Nurses


VIM & VIGR compression legwear is scientifically designed to support your legs all day, every day. Using integrally knit graduated compression, VIM & VIGR compression socks apply therapeutic pressure that starts at the ankle and gradually eases above. By squeezing the leg from the bottom up, VIM & VIGR compression socks for nurses can help increase the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood back to your legs.

Compression socks make the best socks for nurses to alleviate achiness and heaviness, energize legs, and prevent swelling. Happy legs and feet mean healthier nurses—which is a win for everyone!

 Learn why nurses should wear compression socks.

What Compression Level Should Nurses Wear?

Nurses can benefit from varying levels of graduated pressure. Many nurses start with 15-20 mmHg compression and work their way up to 20-30 mmHg compression as they need more support. Ultimately, it’s about what is most comfortable all day and helps your legs feel most relieved after work.

A sock pressure of 15-20 mmHg is great to start with, because it gives a gentle “squeeze” to your legs all day long, without becoming “too much.” Many nurses who are our valued customers prefer this level of compression during all types of situations and activities. However, those nurses who either have pre-existing conditions or already have varicose veins may want to try 20-30 mmHg compression socks.

The best compression socks for nurses

Compression socks are a great idea for nurses who want to prevent varicose veins, achy legs, and other complications that come with being on your feet for so long. Most nurses wear 15-20 mmHg as their compression level, however some nurses with chronic illness prefer the 20-30 mmHg compression range. Most nurses wear knee high compression socks with their scrubs throughout their shifts. Most healthcare professionals recommend compression stockings to patients, but they can be equally important for themselves. Increasing blood circulation during a long shift can have great health benefits and preventative results.

"I am a nurse and work 12 hour shifts. I suffered from severe muscle cramps that kept me awake — sometimes, half the night. Since I have been wearing these, I no longer suffer from the cramps! Thanks for a great product!" —Helen S.

Many nurses prefer our cotton or moisture wick compression socks. All of our socks are unisex, so male or female nurses can wear them. Since our socks are unisex, we offer every pattern in 6 different sizes to ensure that everyone can find the perfect compression stocking.

Healthy Healthcare workers

In a profession that cares so much for others, if can be hard to find time to care for themselves. Wearing compression socks, nice scrubs, comfy shoes, and other items to boost mood and health is so important and often overlooked. If you know someone in the nursing or healthcare field, the ultimate gift is to show them that you care about their health too. We offer compression leg wear in merino wool, cotton, nylon, and moisture wick nylon, so that every healthcare worker can find the sock that works for them. We also do an annual scholarship for nursing students to help them with the cost of school.

Interested in hearing more about compression socks for nurses? Check out the blog we wrote on it here!