What Are Shin Splints

What Are Shin Splints?

Shin splints is a condition characterised by moderate to potentially severe pain in the shins. It is an inflammatory condition that affects the front parts of the lower legs, sometimes occurring in one or both shins at the same time. … Continue Reading

Compression Socks and Sporting Performance

Compression Socks and Sporting Performance

As touched upon a little earlier, it is becoming increasingly popular these days for runners and other athletes to routinely use compression socks, as a means by which to improve their athletic performance. In addition, it is widely believed that … Continue Reading

What Are Compression Socks Made Of?

What Are Compression Socks Made Of?

Compression socks are manufactured from a wide variety of different fabrics, which in conjunction with manufacturing quality is where the differences in price come in. Fibers are chosen by manufacturers in accordance with the necessary thickness, softness, elasticity, durability and … Continue Reading

How Long Should Compressions Stockings Be Worn

How Long Should Compressions Socks Be Worn?

Once again, this is a question that can only be answered accurately in relation to the needs and circumstances of the individual. The reason why compression garments are worn in the first place will determine for exactly how long they … Continue Reading

Compression Levels in mmHg in Compression Socks

Compression Levels for Compression Socks

After getting to grips with the various sizes, heights, colors and styles of compression garments out there, there’s still the crucial matter of compression ratings to deal with. After all, it is the compression action of these socks and stockings … Continue Reading

How to Determine the Right Size and Height For Compression Socks

One of the biggest problems when it comes to determining the ideal size and height of the compression garments you’ll be needing is that there is no universal sizing standard. When looking at things in one country – as opposed … Continue Reading

Where Can I Buy Compression Socks?

Given the popularity of compression garments for both health and everyday comfort purposes alike, they can be picked up pretty much anywhere these days. The vast majority of High Street chemists stock extensive collections, every imaginable shape, size and specification … Continue Reading

Who Are Compression Socks Unsuitable For?

Who Are Compression Socks Unsuitable For?

The general rule of thumb when it comes to safely wearing compression garments is to wear them in accordance with the advice and guidelines of a medical professional. If it is impossible or impractical to seek professional advice, compression socks … Continue Reading

Who Should Wear Compression Socks?

Who Should Wear Compression Socks?

More often than not, doctors will inform their patients when, where and if they could benefit from using compression stockings. In fact, it is always advisable to speak to a medical professional before getting started with compression therapy of any … Continue Reading

Use and Misuse of Compression Socks

Use and Misuse of Compression Socks

It is important to note that even in instances where compression socks do not necessarily deliver any significant health benefits, they can nonetheless improve comfort for those wearing them. … Continue Reading