Compression Stockings, Socks, and Hosiery
Today there are many different styles of support socks and compression socks available for men and women to prevent or treat venous disorders and minimize aching legs. Medical statistics show that by 50 years of age, 50% of men and 67% of women will be afflicted with some type of venous disorder.
Keep in mind that measurements are important. If your personal measurements do not fall within the sizing range, it is not recommended to wear other sizes. If compression socks are too loose, they cannot offer their advertised benefits. If compression socks are too tight - each time the stocking rolls in - it increases the compression and may effectively constrict the veins you're trying to aid.
Compression socks for men and women are available as preventative measures to reduce foot and ankle swelling and are great for those who stand or sit for long periods of time. For example, if you're an air traveler who frequently flies - you should definitely consider wearing compression hosiery, especially on long flights.
For women, compression hosiery offer the greatest therapy and protection from vein-related problems that can occur during pregnancy - including achy, tired feet, mild foot and leg swelling, fluid retention, spider veins, and varicose veins. As over 70% of women develop venous problems during pregnancy that can lead to varicose veins and 20% of mothers develop full-blown varicose veins, wearing graduated compression stockings is a proven non-invasive method for treating these vein-related problems during maternity.
Graduated compression socks are available in many styles including dress socks, casual patterned socks, and athletic support socks with CoolMax® fibers. Compression socks are recommended for those who spend a lot time on their feet, sit for long periods of time, air travel frequently, are pregnant, or have circulation problems.
Looking for a different pair of socks? Health socks and diabetic socks are also available.