Compression Socks are a great way to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Many people wear compression socks when they travel, as DVT is most common after extended flying. So what are compression socks?
Compression socks are ideal to prevent DVT is a variety of circumstances. There are compression socks for travel, compression socks for pregnancy, medical compression socks and varicose veins compression socks. The socks compression is generally all more or less the same, so you can easily use your travel compression socks as pregnancy compression socks if you'd like. Compression socks pregnancy are socks compression for pregnant women.
The best socks compression available are graduated compression socks. These are tapered to the shape of your leg, so that they are tighter around the ankle and looser around the calf so as to create a pulsating effect in your blood stream. Therefore all the blood is encouraged to be pumped back up to the heart where it can be distributed evenly. Graduated compression socks are particularly good for people looking for travel compression socks. The Compression Flight Socks available on our website are graduated compression socks (which are compression socks for men and compression socks for women).
Compression socks can come as compression sock stockings which are similar to regular stockings rather than cotton socks, but they can also just come as compression support socks. There are compression socks for men and compression socks for women, mostly the only difference is the sizes. Sometimes compression socks are unisex.
Sock compression is a must-have if you are over 50, overweight, pregnant or have a history of heart issues. Compression socks medical are often recommended by doctors, however check with your GP to see if you need them if you are unsure. Remember to ask the retail specialist what are compression socks and what are just normal socks.