Benefits of Compression Socks Infographic

Friday, 16 October 2015
Learn About the Benefits of Compression Socks

The Benefits Of Compression Socks

How They Work

Compression socks give graduated compression – strongest at the ankle and weakest at the top

This improves blood flow, helping the blood move up and out of the leg

Compression socks also improve muscle function - the increase in blood flow helps leg muscles get more oxygen

Travel

Long haul flights are often thought to a trigger for DVT

DVT is a clot in a deep vein in your body, usually in your leg

By boosting circulation, they help prevent blood getting stuck and becoming clotted

Make sure you get the right size – the wrong size can increase the chance of DVT

Sports

Performance – Because they help to increase circulation, compression socks are often used in sports to help stave off the build-up of lactic acid

Recovery – Wearing sports compression stockings after exercise can help increase your recovery and can help prevent Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Venous and Lymphatic Diseases

Compression socks are often recommended to people with various venous and lymphatic diseases:

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