Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Date Posted:1 November 2017
An ongoing investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that the risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis approximately doubles after a long-haul flight (more than 4 hours).
Sitting immobile and cramped on long journeys, blood flows more slowly, collects in the legs and is more likely to clot. Get up and get moving as often as you can, stay hydrated, and raise/lower your heels from the floor while sitting to increase blood flow.
Compression Socks also help by applying greatest compression to the ankle and gradually less towards the top of your leg to increase circulation.
Did you know that the correct size of a compression sock is not related to your shoe size but depends on the measurements of your leg?
Choosing the correct size is important to ensure the correct amount of pressure is applied for best results. You need to take four measurements your ankle (cB), just below the knee (cD), around the calf (cC) and the length from just below your knee to the ground. Choose the size of the largest category that you fall into:
Our Compression Socks use new technology with a compression of 15-20mmHg, and are available in 5 sizes.