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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.


There are many benefits of medical compression socks because they are made with gradient of pressure, resulting in a gentle squeezing action that creates better circulation. The goal is to reduce swelling and leg pain, reduce pressure on the veins. You will need to get a script from your doctor, and then we can consult with you to provide a custom measure.


15-20 mmHg: Great for daily wear, travel, and sports. They help improve circulation without being too tight. 20-30 mmHg: Great for sports recovery, daily wear, medical recovery, and to manage mild symptoms of varicose and spider veins. Ideal for patients looking for more support.

The most beneficial times to wear compression are during running, for recovery, and while traveling. During: Compression socks and sleeves bring oxygen rich blood filled with nutrients and hydration to the muscles. It also reduces vibration, which can improve muscle efficiency and mechanics.

Medical Compression Socks


Medical compression socks has many uses for people has grown in recent years. They used to be solely a medical treatment for people with poor circulation or other problems in their legs. Today, everyone from athletes to pregnant women wear them. Here are some of the more common reasons people now wear compression socks.

  • After surgery or bed ridden
  • Pre or post natally
  • Varicose veins
  • Prevent DVT
  • Swelling in legs / feet
  • 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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