USING COMPRESSION SOCKS AND STOCKINGS
Compression Stockings or socks are a type of hosiery specially designed to cater a number of footwear problems. They help regulate blood circulation thereby ensuring a smooth flow around your legs. They come in different types and it is the best to use the ones recommended by your doctor or physician.
Find a detailed guide below on why to be using compression stockings and how.
Why is Compression treatment a necessity?
Compression treatment has a number of health benefits including preventing venous skin ulcers, which is when the blood pools in your lower legs causing wounds. Besides, wearing a compression stocking may also slow down the progress of varicose veins (the twisting and enlarging of veins). Lastly, it can prevent blood clots, while saving you from swelling and pain.
How to use Compression stockings?
Compression stockings can be worn according to your size. It is suitable to keep wearing them all the time, just except while bathing and at night. Wash your stockings in every two days. You can keep them near your bedside and wear them right after you wake up. It is best to replace with new ones every six months.
How do Compression Socks work?
Compression socks exert a controlled pressure at your ankle, which gradually decreases as you go up. It acts as a layer of muscle around the foot to maintain blood flow. In addition, when you wear them while running or working out, they will also decrease the extent of muscle vibration.
Who should be wearing Compression stockings?
Compression stockings are designed for people who are on their feet all day, people at risk of blood clots in the legs, or with leg injuries, athletes who are recovering from surgeries, pregnant women and people who have to sit or stand for prolonged hours. Besides, older people who have leg pains and swelling can use them too.