5 Reasons Why You Need Compression Socks

5 Reasons Why You Need Compression Socks

We know what you’re thinking.

You might hear the words ‘compression socks’ and immediately think, ‘I’m too young for those!’

But regardless of your age or activity level, compression socks can provide immense benefits to many people.

Why Compression Therapy Works

Your heart constantly pumps blood through your arteries, and these vessels act like hoses carrying blood at high pressure to your entire body, providing cells with oxygen and other necessities. This, of course, includes the arteries and vessels in your legs, as well.

Unfortunately, getting blood, lymph and other fluids out of your lower limbs is a bit more difficult. Your veins and lymphatic system are not pressurized, meaning they have to work against gravity to move fluid back up your legs.

Your calf and leg muscle usually do this, but they don’t always work efficiently enough to prevent blood from pooling in the feet. This causes the ‘heavy leg’ feeling you dread after a long day of sitting or standing.

Compression socks create a ‘pressure gradient’ by fitting snugly around the ankle and tapering off in pressure towards the top of the sock. This helps circulation by pushing blood and fluids out of your legs, creates better venous pressure, and prevents swelling as well as fatigue after a long day.

If any of the situations mentioned in this video sound familiar to you, compression socks could help you greatly!

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Kintec’s fitting experts are here to answer any questions you might have how compression socks.

Stop by one of our locations today, or shop our selection of compression socks online.

2 Comments
  • carol ringrose

    February 27, 2019 at 10:10 am Reply

    will compression socks help with restless legs?

    • Katelin Korman

      March 25, 2019 at 11:46 am Reply

      Hi there, thank you for your question!

      The pressure of compression socks can help relieve some of the discomfort associated with having restless legs. Just make sure they aren’t too tight and cutting off circulation. We hope that this helps!

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