Compression socks are used to:
- Prevent venous insufficiencies
- Prevent and treat varicose veins
- Treatment after vein operations
- Treatment after sclerotherapy, edema/swelling
support during travel or pregnancy, lymphatic diseases, venous ulcers
- Treatment and prevention of DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
- Prevention of sports injuries/ improved sport performance
There are different classes of compression depending on the condition, one reason why you should seek the expertise of a trained professional There are also many different styles, colors, materials again depending on your condition and daily activities.
Sports compression socks help athletes maximize their performance and incorporate wicking materials to keep them cool. The sports compression socks provide valuable support for every discipline in both amateur and competitive sport. Improved circulation in the leg increases the oxygen supply to muscles, which is of great benefit to performance and injury prevention. Compression socks can reduce recovery time between training sessions/competitions, reduce common athletic conditions such as swollen feet and ankles and increase foot and ankle stability to help you to train/compete safely.
It is important that you be assessed by a professional who takes all aspects of your health, life style and body type into consideration. Most insurance companies cover compression if prescribed by a medical professional.
By Jen Estabrooks