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March 29, 2016

Compression Socks for Women

compression socks for women

Women can now find amazing relief with aching and fatigued legs. Compression socks for women are the number one way to prevent future health issues in the legs and feet.

How Does Compression Therapy Help?

If you suffer from varicose veins, or have just had surgery, then you are probably already in tune with the benefits of compression socks. But for women who may have jobs which require longs periods of standing or prolonged sitting, this may be the answer to those painful legs at the end of the day. Pregnant women are often advised to wear compression socks to avoid venous problems. You can read more about compression socks and there benefits here.

A graduated compression therapy provides oxygenation to the blood cells and improves circulation and relaxation to the calf muscles and feet. Graduated compression means the pressure is the most at the base of the ankle and gradually lessons up the leg.

Compression socks for women are used to treat a wide variety of disorders such as edema, circulation problems due to aging, and ‘economy class syndrome’. By wearing compression socks you can find pain relief with the aching and heavy feeling in the legs, combat swelling issues, and prevent blood clots. Your legs will feel reenergized.

Types of Compression Socks for Women

There are three types of compression socks and stockings: uniform, graduated, and anti-embolism. The biggest difference between them is the compression value or the amount of pressure used for therapy Compression is expressed in mmHG, which are millimeters of mercury. Uniform is the minimum amount of pressure expressed through the whole garment. Gradient refers to the compression being the tightest at the ankle, where the pressure gradually decreases up the leg. Anti-embolism compression socks or stocking are used to maintain normal venous return like in a post-surgery or bedridden situation.

Buying Compression Socks for Women

Luckily, with the high demand in the market for compression garments, they are now available in a wide assortment of colors and styles. Long gone is the institutionalized look of compression socks. Most available items now make it difficult to discern regular socks from compression socks.

The most advanced technology in compression socks have created superior products, many examples are listed below:

SLS3 Women's True Graduated Butterfly Compression, Performance, Training, Race, Recovery Socks

These compression socks demonstrate the new cool styles available now. While they still do the job of increasing blood circulation, and provide muscle stability, they look fun too. The compression value is a moderate 20-30 mmHg so expect much more pressure wearing these. If you are recovering from an injury the increased compression is going to result in a quicker recovery time. These socks can also be used athletically for running, or training. The socks are constructed of 76% Micro Nylon, and 24% Spandex.

Truform 8868, Compression Stockings, Thigh High, Closed toe, Silicone Dot Top, 20-30 mmHg, Beige, Medium

The Truform stocking is designed for women suffer with poor circulation. The moderate to firm compression value is 20-30mmHg and is recommended for moderate varicosities, edema, post surgery, and pregnancy. These stockings are traditional in natural color and classic style but offer tremendous relief for troubled, aching legs. Truform carries a wide selection of compression gear for men and women, all being therapeutically effective.

Compression Socks (Fun Patterns 20-30mmHg) Men & Women Running Casual Socks by CompressionZ

Compression Z offers high compression socks with a 20-30mmHg, but in more exciting colors. They are extremely popular with the active crowd. They are insulated and supported with anti-itch material to keep the sock breathable. The compression value makes them a preferred choice by athletes as well as those who are on their feet for long hours at a time. They also are used to speed recovery with injuries, and for those who fly or travel.

SPD Compression Foot Sleeve for Plantar Fasciitis, Best Medical Grade Ankle, Arch & Heel Support

For those suffering Planter Fasciitis, these are the very best of the best in medical grade compression socks. They offer sturdiness and a full range of motion, and are proven to heel swelling, provide pain relief and promote quick recovery. The bonus is blood circulation improves dramatically. The ‘sleeve’ is insulated to keep your foot warm plus add arch support.

Wearing Compression Socks

Compression socks for women can be worn all day. When wearing you will feel the most pressure around your ankles, and they will feel strong around your legs.

Your legs will have the least amount of swelling early in the morning; this is the best time to put on your compression socks or stockings. They can be difficult to put on. The best method is to roll the sock to the heel and unroll the sock over your leg. Knee length socks should meet 2 fingers below where the knee naturally bends.

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