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Medical compression socks act to improve circulation from the lower limb back to the central circulation. The veins can become damaged over years of static positions either sitting or standing which lead to damage or weakness of the valves in the veins.


Medical compression socks offer a multitude of benefits due to their gradient pressure design, which results in gentle squeezing action that improves circulation. By reducing swelling and leg pain and alleviating pressure on the veins, they promote overall leg health. It is necessary to obtain a prescription from your doctor, after which our team can assist you in selecting a custom fit for your needs.


Compression socks come in two different strengths: 15-20 mmHg and 20-30 mmHg. The former is ideal for daily wear, travel, and sports, as it improves circulation without being overly constricting. The latter is more suitable for sports recovery, medical recovery, and managing mild symptoms of varicose and spider veins. It offers greater support and is recommended for those seeking additional aid. 

 Compression socks are most effective when worn during running, recovery, and travel. During exercise, they bring oxygen-rich blood filled with nutrients and hydration to the muscles, while also reducing vibration, which can enhance muscle efficiency and mechanics.

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Medical compression socks have gained popularity in recent years due to their numerous applications. While they were initially used as a medical treatment for individuals with poor circulation or leg problems, they are now used by a variety of people, including athletes and pregnant women. Below are some of the most common reasons why people wear compression socks: 

1. After surgery or bed rest 
2. During pregnancy or postpartum 
3. To alleviate varicose veins 
4. To prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) 
5. To reduce swelling in the legs and feet 
6. To enhance athletic performance.


Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots. If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, your health care provider may prescribe compression stockings.

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Can compression socks reduce risk of blood clots?

The chance of developing painful, dangerous blood clots in the legs goes up after surgery. It also goes up if you need bed rest for any reason. To help prevent these clots, doctors often prescribe compression socks. The stockings can improve blood flow in the legs. This reduces the risk of clotting while you aren’t as active as usual.

Do medical socks benefit with my pregnancy?

If you have varicose veins or are at risk of developing them, your doctor might suggest you wear compression socks during pregnancy. Studies have shown that wearing the socks seems to improve blood flow, reduce swelling, and even prevent varicose veins from developing or getting worse.

Do compression socks help with varicose veins?

Research shows the benefits of wearing compression socks for varicose veins might go beyond pregnancy. Researchers who reviewed seven studies with 356 participants noted that many people felt their symptoms improved if they wore the socks. They had less swelling and blood flow was better.

How does medical socks help with DVT?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the development of a blood clot in a vein in the leg or pelvis. These clots can be quite painful. They also can cause serious complications, including pulmonary embolism if the clot travels to the lungs. Compression socks can help prevent DVT. And, if you've already had a DVT, wearing them can help relieve pain and prevent complications. Wearing compression socks while traveling is especially important. That's because sitting for long periods of time on an airplane or in a car can make DVT more likely.

Can I reduce leg swelling with compression socks?

Leg swelling (edema) can stem from various medical conditions. For instance, issues like heart failure, kidney disease, and pregnancy can cause the body to retain fluids. This can lead to swelling in the legs. A serious problem like heart failure or kidney disease requires other treatments, but wearing compression socks might be a simple part of the plan to help address symptoms in the legs.

Why do athletes wear compression socks?

More and more athletes are putting on compression socks before competing. They believe the socks can do two things—improve performance and prevent injuries while running or participating in athletic events. A number of studies have examined the impact these socks have had on athletics in recent years. The results aren't clear, but no harm seems to come from wearing the socks during competition. So, the practice has continued, and possibly picked up steam.
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