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Who Benefits from Compression Socks

For many, the sensation of swollen or throbbing legs can be uncomfortable or even extremely painful. Some experience symptoms during sitting while traveling while others endure it daily. Luckily, therapeutic compression socks helps alleviate these symptoms.

Compression therapy is the use of compression stockings over a period of time. These stockings squeeze the leg and allow the valves to be closer together and function properly. This helps the blood flow easier and your legs respond accordingly with less swelling, fatigue, discomfort, pain, heaviness, throbbing, and cramping. While compression socks can treat serious medical conditions, they can also treat a variety of leg complaints without a prescription, including:

  • Tired, aching heavy feeling legs
  • Ankle or Leg Swelling
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Poor Circulation
  • Healed venous ulcer
  • Active venous ulcer
  • Lympedema

Whatever the reason may be for you to try compression therapy, SMOOTHTOE® has something for you. For anyone experiencing painful swelling in their legs and feet due to sitting or standing all day at work, we have work-wear socks (15-20 mmHg crew socks or knee highs.) Those who experience more serious swelling can benefit from our 20-30 mmHg knee high graduated compression socks, registered with the FDA as a Class 1 medical device. For professional athletes or those who lead an active lifestyle, our VO2fx line of socks help enhance performance and reduce recovery time. Travel socks (15-20 mmHg knee highs) are geared towards those who spend a significant amount of time traveling, and we have slim-line dress socks (15-20 mmHg knee highs) for those who spend their workdays in dress shoes and need a little compression therapy while keeping the look professional.

One thing to keep in mind about compression therapy is that while it helps relieve symptoms, it is not a true cure for any of these leg ailments. Support stockings are a temporary measure that will not fix a chronic, physical problem. However, that doesn’t mean you need to have a serious medical issue to benefit from using compression socks. Compression socks can be used for anyone who experiences temporary swelling and discomfort in their feet and legs. Women who are pregnant and those who experience swelling in their legs during extended trips (like air travel or long car rides) can find relief with help from compression socks.

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