Why Your Cotton Socks Aren’t Cutting It

Your regular cotton socks may be doing more harm than good when it comes to your health. The blood in your veins has to work against gravity to flow back to the heart. Anything that impedes that flow—such as circulation problems, lack of movement (especially after an injury or surgery), or weakness in the walls of the veins of the legs (aka: venous insufficiency) — can result in blood pooling in the veins of the lower legs or feet, leading to leg swelling, achiness, fatigue, varicose veins and pain; it could also predispose you to a venous clot.

What Are Compression Socks Used For?

Compression socks were initially designed to help improve blood-flow in post-surgical patients, diabetics, people with circulatory issues, varicose veins, swelling and pain. These people were usually bed-ridden and completely inactive, so they needed a tight fitting sock to help blood circulate and return to the heart, preventing pooling, blood clots and swelling in their lower extremities. However, most medical compression socks are painful to wear because they are so unbelievably tight and can even cut off circulation, which leads to a whole other host of issues.


Customer Reviews

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Juanita Kornegay (Greensboro, US)
Compression Socks

My mother loves them!

Carol McElroy (Pittsburgh, US)

I love the alpha sole socks. I do have 1 issue with them. I am 5'2" they are longer than my calf they go over my knees causing me to have to fold them down about 3 inches which causes them to become uncomfortable after a few hours.

Bertha Thompson (Tallahassee, US)

Not like your ad. Can't even get them on. Too tight. Am sending back for refund.

Kay Johanson (Bryan, US)
Alpha Sole order

I can’t even get them on, is it possible to return them? What is the procedure for return?

Don Harris (Knoxville, US)
Easy to put on

I couldn’t put other brands on, including zipper
Ones. Alpha easy to et on ad very comfortable.