Most of us would think about compression socks as something our grandparents wear. Compression socks, however, have come a long way. They are worn by professional athletes, young adults and even teens. If you have chronic pain or venous problems in your leg, visit a foot care clinic and see how compression socks can help.
Leg Health And Venous Disorders
According to the American College of Phlebology, over 80 million Americans have some sort of venous disorder. Some common symptoms of a venous disorder include:
- Heavy, aching or swollen legs
- Cramps or tension sensations in your legs
- Varicose veins
- Skin discoloration on the legs
- Swollen feet or ankles
- Spider veins
Some people are at higher risk for venous disorders, such as those with genetic predisposition, over the age of 40, pregnancy, obesity, etc. If you have a job or recreational activity that requires you to stand for prolonged periods of time, you could also suffer from chronic leg fatigue and pain.
How Compression Socks Can Help
Compression socks act like a layer of muscle that helps gently squeeze the walls of your leg veins together, preventing them from stretching. By closing off the cavity of the vein, blood flow is restored to a normal state and circulation improves. Compression socks are worn from the start of the day until you go to bed, but can be worn while working or standing for excessive amounts of time too.
Not all clients wear compression socks all day long. Some use them during their commute home from work to help prevent varicose veins and even deep vein thrombosis. The compression socks prevent the blood from pooling in their legs while driving.
How Comfort Stride Foot Care Clinics Can Help
Comfort Stride carries SIGVARIS compression socks at both our foot care clinic locations. SIGVARIS is the leading brand in compression socks. These are offered in different sizes, colors and even sexier styles. Our certified fitting staff can assess your need for compression socks and find the perfect style and type based on your specific requirement.
Get relief with compression socks by visiting one of our foot care clinics today.