Compression socks are used to prevent blood clotsToday, there is much focus on wearing the right socks for travelling, running and even during pregnancy. However, in everyday language, we talk about two kinds of socks; one is the compression sock as we know it from the old days. The compression sock compresses muscles and venous valves, thereby helping the blood flow more easily back to the heart. At the same time, the fluid is flowing faster through the lymph channels. We say that support socks are for healthy legs, whereas compression socks are for sick legs. You distinguish between the two types of sock by looking at the denier. But what exactly is denier? Denier relates to the thickness of the textile fibres per unit of length. The denier of a support sock is about 140, while that of a sock for compression is substantially higher due to the high level of compression. Compression socks can be divided into three groups. Those in the first group tighten the least; they are almost similar to support socks and belong to the lowest level of treatment stockings. The next group consists of 2 and 3 which are mostly used for patients with damage to the deep veins following vein inflammation. These socks help reduce swelling and venous leg ulcers. The last group is 4, and they are used almost exclusively for diseases of the lymphatic system.
The socks are available in different lengths from the toes right up to the thigh, and as tights if that is what you need.
Compression socks can be difficult to put on as they are made from elastic strands of natural or synthetic rubber, which makes them very tight-fitting. However, there is help at hand as there are various aids on the market which you can use to put them on.
The socks are used in the treatment of blood clots in the legs, so if you have problems with the venous valves in your legs, we recommend that you try these socks. They help the blood flow more easily back to your heart.
Category: Diverse Published: 26-04-2016