The Benefits of Compression Socks

Benefits of compression socks

Compression socks are a proactive way to maintain healthy circulation, reduce discomfort and help prevent vein disease. Our compression socks can be worn by people from all walks of life — from athletes to expectant mothers to people who sit or stand for long periods at work, like nurses and retail workers.

What are the benefits of compression socks?

Compression socks are a safe and effective way to reduce swelling in your legs, improve circulation and lower your risk of getting blood clots.

Our legwear helps:

  • Energize your legs
  • Reduce swelling
  • Alleviate achiness & heaviness
  • Aid in muscle recovery
  • Ease discomfort
  • Protect the overall health of your legs

How to compression socks work?

Our compression socks are made with graduated compression, which means the socks apply pressure that’s tighter at your ankle and gradually less tight up the leg. By gently squeezing your legs, compression socks promote blood flow back to your heart and diminishes the likelihood of pooling blood that leads to circulatory problems.

Can I wear compression socks every day?

Yes! Wearing compression socks daily can be an effective way to keep your legs healthy in the long run. If you’re already dealing with venous insufficiency, a circulatory disease or are at risk for blood clots, you should definitely consider adding compression socks to your routine!

    What are the benefits for me?

    For Sitting & Standing

    Sitting for 90 minutes or more can cause blood flow below the knees to decrease by 50%, significantly increasing the chance of blood clots and reducing the amount of freshly oxygenated blood to reach your legs.

    Standing isn't much better! Being on your feet puts a 20% greater strain on the circulatory system and on the legs and feet, which can cause fatigue and varicose veins.

    Learn more about compression socks for everyday wear.

    Benefits of compression socks for nurses

    For Pregnancy

    Pregnancy increases blood volume and pressure, which can inhibit blood flow and lead to swelling, fatigue and varicose veins. In fact, about 30% of all expectant mothers will experience varicose veins during their first pregnancy. After a second or subsequent pregnancy, the odds increase to 55%.

    Learn more about compression socks for pregnancy.

    Benefits of compression socks for pregnancy

    For Runners

    Using compression socks after working out increases the tissue oxygen recovery rate and has been shown to reduce muscle soreness by 28%. Long-distance runners have been known to wear compression socks for marathons or long trail runs. Even the casual fitness enthusiast can benefit from calf support and a speedier recovery.

    Learn more about compression socks for runners.

    Benefits of compression socks for runners

    For Flying & Other Travel

    According to a recent British study, "all forms of transport involving a journey of 4+ hours led to an increase risk of blood clots forming in the veins of the legs." Recent studies have concluded that airline passengers who wear compression stockings during flights can significantly reduce their risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) as well as leg swelling.

    Learn more about compression socks for travel.

    Benefits of compression socks for flying

    For Medical Conditions

    Many people suffer from chronic health conditions that compression socks can help relieve. Venous insufficiency, chronic edema, POTS, dysautonomia, DVT are just a few of the conditions for which a provider might prescribe compression socks. If you think you could benefit from medical grade compression, talk to your doctor to see what will be best for you.

    Benefits of compression socks for vein disease