Compression Socks

Compression Socks

Compression Socks

Learning about Foot/Leg Circulatory Increasing Compression Socks

There are many reasons why anybody would need to wear compression socks; however, its use has become more massive in recent years as health care professionals have gained a greater consciousness about some of the dangers of neglecting proper leg compression.

Understanding Compression Socks

Compression socks or compression stockings have been specially designed to cater for those special needs that may arise as a result of various health issues. Nonetheless, those who wear compression socks do so for two main reasons: to treat already existing health issues, or to prevent them from happening.

Compressions stockings come in several sizes, designs and uses. These are the broadest categories that help to define these products:

Various Length Compression Socks: Targeting different uses, compression stockings can be found from knee-length as high as thigh. The choice of length will vary according to medical advice and personal uses or needs; for example, physicians may recommend that patients wear them before, during and after a surgical procedure. Shorter models on the other hand, are optimal to provide patients with the necessary comfort during travel or while playing sports.

Different Levels of Compression: From light to strong pressure, these socks are available with the ultimate level of customization. This is the case of travel socks for instance. Traveling socks are designed to exert various levels of compression that are distributed throughout the leg. As a general rule, the strongest compression takes place in the ankles but is eventually lessened as the sock moves upwards, nearer the thighs.

Colorful Array: Not long ago, socks to improve circulation were available only in dark and little attractive colors. These days however, travel socks can be found in various colors that are not only more becoming, but are also easier to combine with your everyday outfits.

Why Wear Compression Socks?

Wearing these stockings can help to alleviate chronic aching and swelling, as well as prevent these symptoms in people who might be prone to developing any of the most common conditions that affect the limbs, such as varicose veins, spider veins, or any sort of circulatory condition that puts a person in risk of developing further fatal health issues, such as the formation of blood clots.

Even so, and as was mentioned earlier, compression socks can be worn at any time when prevention may deem it necessary; for example, after surgery, injury or during periods in which physical activity is limited. In fact, those who are looking for socks to improve circulation in their limbs will find in compression stockings the perfect solution for their quest.

Other occasions in which wearing compression stockings may be necessary are during long voyages or at work, especially for those who must be seated or inactive for long periods. Travel socks are a useful weapon to fight against excessive swelling and even cramping, particularly in patients who are already suffering from varicose veins or liquid retention.

Products

FS6 Foot Compression Sleeve for Plantar Fasciitis - Pair White
FS6 Foot Compression Sleeve for Plantar Fasciitis - Pair Black
2 Colors Available

FS6 Foot Compression Sleeve for Plantar Fasciitis - Pair

FS6 Foot Compression Sleeve

Expertly crafted to relieve the aches of plantar fasciitis and similar ailments, this lightweight sleeve provides targeted support to the various parts of your foot so you can experience sweet relief. Worn underneath your socks, it can be comfortably and discretely used around the clock.

$37.99
Sockwell Plantar Ease Crew - Women's Plantar Fasciitis Sock Espresso
Sockwell Plantar Ease Crew - Women's Plantar Fasciitis Sock Natural
4 Colors Available

Sockwell Plantar Ease Crew - Women's Plantar Fasciitis Sock

Sockwell's Women's Plantar Ease Crew is an excellent sock for plantar fasciitis. The Women's Plantar Ease Crew features graduated compression to encourage blood flow and is available in a variety of colors. The Plantar Ease Crew soothes and comforts your feet with firm support of the Plantar Fasciitis (arch-area) and Achilles Tendon (heel area). The Plantar Cush Crew is recommended for long distance runners, people who stand on their feet for extended periods of time, pregnant women, and those with high arches or flat feet. SW26W.
$21.95 (save 19%)
Sockwell Plantar Ease Crew - Men's Plantar Fasciitis Sock Black Stripe
Sockwell Plantar Ease Crew - Men's Plantar Fasciitis Sock Espresso
Sockwell Plantar Ease Crew - Men's Plantar Fasciitis Sock Navy
4 Colors Available

Sockwell Plantar Ease Crew - Men's Plantar Fasciitis Sock

Sockwell's Men's Plantar Ease Crew is an excellent sock for plantar fasciitis. The Men's Plantar Ease Crew soothes and comforts your feet with firm support of the Plantar Fasciitis (arch-area) and Achilles Tendon (heel area). The Plantar Ease Crew is recommended for long distance runners, people who stand on their feet for extended periods of time, those with high arches or flat feet, and active people. SW26M.
$21.95 (save 27%)
CS6 Compression Calf Circulation Sleeve - Pair Black
CS6 Compression Calf Circulation Sleeve - Pair White
2 Colors Available

CS6 Compression Calf Circulation Sleeve - Pair

CS6 Calf Compression Sleeve - Quantity Discounts -CS6 applies gradient compression to the outer body to compress the veins and increase the flow of “spent or used” blood back to the heart. This will help improve the efficiency of returning oxygen and nutrients to the body, especially where needed for healing and better muscle performance. Latex Free. Durable, Thin Lightweight Material lets you wear under socks. Free Shipping from the Orthotic Shop. Sold as a Pair for both feet. Quantity Discounts, buy one pair and get the 2nd pair half off. See sizing chart in description.
$37.95
Sockwell Revolution - Women's Bunion Relief Compression Socks
2 Colors Available

Sockwell Revolution - Women's Bunion Relief Compression Socks

The Sockwell Revolution for Women is great for those with bunions. Revolution features a cushioned toe pocket which protects toes against abrasion and soothes discomfort from overlapping. The Revolution offers Moderate Compression sock with 15-20 mmHg of pressure. The Women's Revolution will help energize your step, promote circulation, minimize swelling, help reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery. Soothe uncomfortable bunions by relieving shoe pressure and encourage natural alignment. Revolution is great to use with thong-post sandals / flip flops too!
$26.95 (save 16%)
Sockwell Circulator - Men's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg
5 Colors Available

Sockwell Circulator - Men's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg

The Sockwell Men's Circulator for is part of Sockwell's Graduated Compression Socks series. The Men's Circulator offers Moderate Compression sock with 15-20 mmHg of pressure. The Men's Circulator will help energize your step, promote circulation by pushing blood up to the heart, minimize swelling, help reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery. Moderate (15 - 20 mmHg) compression is recommended for all day and every-day wear, prolonged sitting or standing, travel, exercise and recovery and minor to moderate swelling. These socks will help regulate body temperature so that your feet, ankle and calves stay at a comfortable temperature.
$24.95 (save 17%)
Sockwell On The Spot - Women's Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Charcoal
Sockwell On The Spot - Women's Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Black Multi
4 Colors Available

Sockwell On The Spot - Women's Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg

The Sockwell On The Spot for Women is part of Sockwell's Graduated Compression series. The On The Spot has moderate compression sock with 15-20 mmHg of pressure. The Women's On The Spot will help energize your step, promote circulation, minimize swelling, help reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery. Moderate (15 - 20 mmHg) compression is recommended for all day and every-day wear, prolonged sitting or standing, travel, exercise and recovery and minor to moderate swelling. SW3W. Thinner as it does not have extra cushioning.
$24.95 (save 17%)
Sockwell Circulator - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Teal Stripe
Sockwell Circulator - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Natural Stripe
Sockwell Circulator - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Black Stripe
6 Colors Available

Sockwell Circulator - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg

The Sockwell Circulator for Women is part of Sockwell's Graduated Compression series. The Circulator offers Moderate Compression sock with 15-20 mmHg of pressure. The Women's Circulator will help energize your step, promote circulation, minimize swelling, help reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery. Moderate (15 - 20 mmHg) compression is recommended for all day and every-day wear, prolonged sitting or standing, travel, exercise and recovery and minor to moderate swelling.
$24.95 (save 17%)
Sockwell Damask - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Concord
Sockwell Damask - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Oyster
3 Colors Available

Sockwell Damask - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg

The Sockwell Damask for Women is part of Sockwell's Graduated Compression series. The Damask has moderate compression sock with 15-20 mmHg of pressure. The Women's Damask will help energize your step, promote circulation, minimize swelling, help reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery. Moderate (15 - 20 mmHg) compression is recommended for all day and every-day wear, prolonged sitting or standing, travel, exercise and recovery and minor to moderate swelling. SW16W
$24.95 (save 17%)
Sockwell Chevron - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Black
Sockwell Chevron - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Natural
2 Colors Available

Sockwell Chevron - Women's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg

The Sockwell Chevron for Women is part of Sockwell's Graduated Compression series. The Chevron has moderate compression sock with 15-20 mmHg of pressure. The Women's Chevron will help energize your step, promote circulation, minimize swelling, help reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery. Moderate (15 - 20 mmHg) compression is recommended for all day and every-day wear, prolonged sitting or standing, travel, exercise and recovery and minor to moderate swelling. Chevron styling!
$24.95 (save 17%)
Sockwell Plantar Ease - Men's Plantar Fasciitis Sock Black
Sockwell Plantar Ease - Men's Plantar Fasciitis Sock Natural
Sockwell Plantar Ease - Men's Plantar Fasciitis Sock Grey
4 Colors Available

Sockwell Plantar Ease - Men's Plantar Fasciitis Sock

Sockwell's Men's Plantar Ease is an excellent sock for plantar fasciitis. The Men's Plantar Ease soothes and comforts your feet with firm support of the Plantar Fasciitis (arch-area) and Achilles Tendon (heel area). The Plantar Ease is recommended for long distance runners, people who stand on their feet for extended periods of time, those with high arches or flat feet, and active people. SW14M.
$19.95 (save 20%)
Sockwell Digital Ditty - Men's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg
2 Colors Available

Sockwell Digital Ditty - Men's Moderate Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg

The Sockwell Digital Ditty for Men is a stylish sock that is part of Sockwell's Graduated Compression Sock series. The Men's Digital Ditty offers Moderate Compression sock with 15-20 mmHg of pressure. The Digital Ditty will help energize your step, promote circulation by pushing blood up to the heart, minimize swelling, help reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery. Moderate (15 - 20 mmHg) compression is recommended for all day and every-day wear, prolonged sitting or standing, travel, exercise and recovery and minor to moderate swelling. These socks will help regulate body temperature so that your feet, ankle and calves stay at a comfortable temperature.
$24.95 (save 17%)
Sockwell Orbital - Women's Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Roll Top Black
Sockwell Orbital - Women's Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Roll Top Charcoal
3 Colors Available

Sockwell Orbital - Women's Compression Socks 15-20 mmHg Roll Top

The Sockwell Orbital for Women is part of Sockwell's Graduated Compression series. The Orbital has moderate compression sock with 15-20 mmHg of pressure. The Women's Orbital will help energize your step, promote circulation, minimize swelling, help reduce fatigue, and speed up recovery. Moderate (15 - 20 mmHg) compression is recommended for all day and every-day wear, prolonged sitting or standing, travel, exercise and recovery and minor to moderate swelling. SW28W. Roll top offers extra comfort.
$24.95 (save 17%)

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How to Wear Compression Socks

Albeit relevant, high quality is not the only important issue when it comes to optimizing the benefits of wearing these stockings: knowing how to wear them is just as relevant.

Socks must be worn all day, especially if they are to be effective on a daily basis. Consequently, they should be put on in the morning and not be taken off until all activity is ended. Putting them on before you get out of bed is a wise choice, since it is at this time that the legs are the least swollen. All wrinkles and bends should be avoided. Similarly, overstretching is not good –knee-length socks should come about two fingers below the knee bend.

Finally, gone are the days when we thought compression socks were only for elder people with many health issues; in fact, there are many benefits for those who choose to trust their effects.