What Are the Benefits of Compression Socks
People of all ages can experience the benefits of compression socks. Compression socks are designed to increase blood flow and circulation to the legs and feet with the intention of reducing pain, swelling, and blood clots. Compression stockings can keep your legs from getting tired and achy, as well as ease swelling in your feet and ankles as well as help prevent and treat spider and varicose veins. They may even stop you from feeling light-headed or dizzy when you stand up. The pressure these stockings put on your legs helps your blood vessels work better, allowing the arteries that take oxygen-rich blood to your muscles can relax, so blood flows freely. The veins get a boost pushing blood back to your heart. Because the blood keeps moving, it’s harder for it to pool in your veins and make a clot.
Compression Sock Levels and Styles
Compression socks are available in different lengths, as well as different compression levels. The compression level needed will vary depending on the intended use. 15-20 mmHg is a mild–moderate, everyday compression level that is ideal for people who are on their feet all day and are looking to improve circulation and make their feet and legs feel better throughout the day. Knee-high and thigh-high 15-20 level compression socks are commonly used among flight attendants and others who travel long distances and are required to stay seated for long periods of time. The mild level of compression is a great starting compression level for those who have never worn compression before and are looking to reduce minor pain and swelling while improving blood flow and circulation. 20-30 mmHg level compression is a heavier, medical-grade compression designed for post-surgery or medical procedures, severe swelling, and edema. Compression socks with 20-30 level compression are significantly harder to get on, but to provide substantially more relief and aid in assisting blood flow and circulation, helping to reduce swelling drastically and prevent blood clots.
Why are Sigvaris Compression Socks Great
In order to receive the full benefits of compression socks, it is important to ensure that you are properly fitted for your socks, and wearing a level that is best suited for your specific needs (should be specified by a doctor). Independently Yours Medical Supply carries compression socks by Sigvaris. Sigvaris is a top of the line compression brand that takes pride in offering quality compression garments, designed to properly fit people of all sizes. Sigvaris has the best and most accurate sizing chart and measurements, in addition to styles and size options for customers. With multiple fabric styles, compression levels, color styles, and styles for both men and women specifically, you can ensure you will get a proper fit. All of Sigvaris compression socks feature a reinforced heel and toe, to allow for extended wear and longer use time. The most notable benefit of Sigvaris compression socks is that each size is available in Short and Long options, so that regardless of your shoe size or leg length, each person can have a sock that fits them specifically.