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How to Determine the Right Size and Height For Compression Socks

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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 to globally – sizing standards and specifications can vary significantly from one to the next. As such, the best advice is to go about manually measuring your legs, or asking someone else to do it on your behalf. You’ll need to take into account the circumference of various parts of your leg, which include the thigh, the calf and the...

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Where Can I Buy Compression Socks?

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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 can be bought online and it’s not uncommon to find them in your average supermarket. With millions having begun the routine use of compression socks for use during longer flights, they can also be bought in almost any airport in the world. However, it’s important to remember that there are often enormous differences from one product to the next, in...

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Who Are Compression Socks Unsuitable For?

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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 should be worn flawlessly smoothly against the leg, with absolutely no folds or wrinkles of any kind. In addition, it is important to err on the side of caution when it comes to the actual pressure setting itself, being sure not to choose garments that are unnecessarily or perhaps dangerously tight. For obvious reasons, compression socks of the wrong size...

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Who Should Wear Compression Socks?

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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 kind, just to ensure it is suitable for you. But at the same time, we are gradually becoming more aware of the everyday instances, issues and professions where compression products can be beneficial. One of the most obvious of all being that of anyone who for any reason faces an elevated risk of blood clots in the legs, also referred...

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Use and Misuse of Compression Socks

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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.

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