Compression socks are like giving your leg a hug, they use special knitting of elastic fibers to provide graduated compression from the base of the foot up the leg. The graduated compression provides a helping hand to move oxygenated blood to where it is needed and then pushes the non-oxygenated blood back to the heart and lungs for recharging. The end result is that compression socks help to keep your legs healthy, reduce the feeling of fatigue and facilitate quick recovery from strenuous activity. Compression socks provide a sense of comfort and support that keep you energized throughout the day. There are different levels of compression available depending on the desired level of additional compression (from light/minimal to substantial medical grade).
Compression therapy helps support veins which allows valves to close properly which in turn helps circulation.
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Higher levels of compressions require a prescription from a doctor. It is important that you seek the advise of your doctor if you have questions about whether you should be using a compression sock.