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

Based on 2207 reviews
Cynthia Williams (Lancaster, US)

I love my socks and di you guys send my other socks white xl

Linda Vaughn (Madison, US)
Good fit

I’m excited to have these socks. I usually only wear compression socks when my legs swell. Just now, for some reason my legs have swelled so I put these on. They fit, are comfortable and don’t hurt like others have

Beryl Laing (Sydney, AU)
White Compression Socks they a little tight

Have only worn one pair I will give review in another 3 weeks

Satisfied Customer (Pembroke, US)
Just right

The degree of compression is perfect snd applied in the proper areas , e. g. around the calves without undue compression of the toes. Too bad sizes smaller than large are sold out! But, that just speaks to the quality of your product.

Samuel Edelstein (Staten Island, US)

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