Wearing compression socks has several benefits for people of all ages in many situations. Light, moderate, or firm compression reduces fatigue and soreness, improves circulation, and can prevent swelling. Relaxed fit socks are ideal for people with edema, diabetes, and bunions.
Compression is perfect for people who have to stand or sit for long periods of time at work. Security guards, nurses, cashiers, clerks, and bus drivers are a small example of those who could benefit from wearing these type of socks.
People who travel long distances via any mode of transportation will be wise to wear some sort of socks that provide at least light compression. Sitting for a long flight or driving for several hours can increase the risk of blood clots in the legs. Blood flow reduces after a while and clots can form. Other issues can include numbness, muscle cramps, itching, or burning sensations.
In addition to improving circulation, these type of socks provide superior support and energize the legs. A baseball game that goes into extra innings, a football game that requires speed even in the fourth quarter, and a cycling race that includes hills can all be exhaustion. Being in excellent physical shape does not mean the body does not get worn out. Improve performance and stamina with socks that are designed for athletes.
Why People Refuse to Wear Them
Cost, comfort, and complete lack of style are the most common reasons many people refuse to wear socks that provide compression, even if they should due to health conditions. High-quality brands tend to be expensive. Hard working average people simply cannot afford high priced socks. Research companies online because there are a few that offer affordable, high-quality socks.
Many people find these socks constricting and extremely uncomfortable. Compression that is gradual and even through the length of the sock will not cause pain or irritation at the top. There are also a variety of lengths that can be purchased. If knee-high socks are unbearable, try a quarter-length sock.
If people were totally honest, the number reason they do not wear them is that special socks are boring, ugly, and associated with old people. That excuse no longer applies. Stylish socks are available in different colors, fun patterns, and look like regular socks. No one will know you are wearing any type of compression products unless you tell them.