If you have attended a basketball game recently or seen a marathon or a jogger through your neighborhood, then you’ve noticed that the colorful knee-high tube socks from the 70s are back! These socks are not just for style but also for function. Many people are commonly using various forms of compression to help legs and feet feel better and to help aid in recovery after heavy workouts. However, compression socks are not just for athletes. They can also be used for a variety of medical conditions or just to help legs feel better.
Why Use Compression?
One of the primary treatments of varicose veins and venous insufficiency is compression of the legs using graduated compression socks or stockings. Whether you have venous insufficiency or your legs just ache after a long day, compression socks can be the solution you need to get back on your feet. Although compression socks can help the legs feel better and heal, they cannot reverse or fix the underlying problem.
After a long day, whether you have been on your feet or sitting, many people have achy feet and legs. Compression socks will help reduce the swelling and tenderness that comes to your legs and feet after a long day of work. Remember if you take care of your legs, your legs will take care of you!
When Are Compression Socks Right for Me?
While these socks and stockings won’t remove varicose or spider veins, they can help to alleviate the most common pain and symptoms associated with venous insufficiency. They help make leg pain less severe, reduce ankle and leg swelling (or edema), and lessen other symptoms such as leg cramps and aching. Additionally, most insurance providers require a trial of compression socks before considering catheter ablation therapy.
If any of the following apply, you may be a good candidate for compression stockings:
- Tired, aching, fatigued legs
- Varicose veins or venous insufficiency
- Swollen feet, ankles, and legs
- Standing or sitting for long periods
- Post-thrombotic syndrome (history of blood clots in the legs)
- Traveling for long periods of time
Whether you are looking for athletic compression or compression to help you just get through the day, our Compression Center will help you find the sock that is right for you. We’ve partnered with the best compression manufacturer in the market.
Our Vein Team at Heart of Dixie Vein and Vascular Center will give you a custom fitting to help your legs feel their best in the most comfortable and best all-around compression socks on the market. Come see our fitting specialists to discuss what style of compression sock is right for you. Contact Heart of Dixie to find the right pair of compression socks or compression stockings today!
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