Though often extraordinary in its effectiveness, the basic principles behind compression therapy are actually relatively simple.
In order to travel around the body and return back to the heart, blood is constantly fighting a relentless battle with gravity. Particularly when standing, it is (quite literally) an uphill struggle for blood within the body to get where it needs to be and back once again. As such, anything that can potentially stand in the way of healthy blood flow – lack of movement, circulatory problems, weaknesses in the walls of the veins and so on – can lead to the collection/pooling of blood in the lower limbs. As the blood continues to accumulate, it can lead to painful swelling, leg fatigue, on-going discomfort and can also significantly increase the likelihood of developing blood clots.
In the simplest of terms, compression socks are defined as “a specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of, venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis.” They differ from conventional socks and stockings in the way in which they are primarily elastic garments, which rather than simply fitting close to the skin actually put measured and sometimes relatively strong pressure on the limbs where they are worn. The limb is effectively compressed by the sock or stocking, hence the name.
These days, compression socks are anything but an uncommon sight. All over the world, millions of people of all ages have come to rely on compression socks – often referred to as compression stockings – for a wide variety of purposes. On any average day, you might come across countless people wearing compression stocks, without ever even realizing it. Common examples include pilots, flight attendants, pregnant women, nurses, runners and those who are recovering from surgical procedures or certain illnesses. The long and short of it being that anyone who is considered to be at an elevated risk of developing blood clots in their legs may choose (or be recommended by their doctors) to use compression socks for a given period of time.
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