Compression socks can be extremely beneficial in preventing and treating leg pain. It is believed that approximately ninety percent of leg pain is caused by disorders within the veins. If you have problems with swelling, cramps, or varicose veins in your legs, then Mediven compression stockings may be perfect for you.
What are compression socks?
Compression stockings are specialized socks that cover from your ankle to your knee and sometimes as high as your thigh. The socks are tight and provide graduated pressure up the leg. Wearing quality compression socks correctly can help relieve pain, swelling, and prevent varicose veins.
What are some of the causes of leg pain?
Pregnancy, old age, obesity, and even standing for long periods of time are just a few reasons that can cause poor blood circulation. When gravity and poor blood circulation combine, it can make it difficult for blood to pump back to the heart. Some blood can accumulate in the veins and cause them to swell. The poor circulation caused by accumulating blood can cause feet and ankles to swell, pain and discomfort, and even ugly varicose veins.
How can Mediven compression socks help?
This type provides very tight pressure at the ankle and gradually provide less pressure as it rises to the knee or thigh. The compression allows for better blood flow in the legs and helps push un-oxygenated blood back to the heart. The improved circulation prevents the accumulation of blood and helps prevent or relive symptoms.
Who should wear compression socks?
Really, just about anyone can. You can use compression socks for prevention or treatment. Pregnant women could begin using them as they start to put on extra weight. This will help prevent some of the discomforts, swelling, and varicose veins that can occur from pregnancy. Individuals that work long shifts and are required to stand, or if they have to travel frequently and sit for long periods of time, are great candidates to wear these socks and benefit. Compression stockings can help prevent the swelling and cramping that may occur.