If you’re an athlete you’re probably familiar with compression socks and how they limit leg pain while being physically active. But did you know they’re also good for travelling?
For long distance flights or trips which cause your legs to be still for an extended amount of time, stiffness and swelling can result due to minimal blood flow. Deep vein thrombosis can be a potentially harmful blood clot that can develop in the deep veins of the legs and cause excruciating pain. Compression socks are designed to improve blood flow by gently squeezing the circumference of your leg(s), and prevent such conditions. Standard compression socks usually come with a mild pressure to the leg whereas some conditions may require much more compression, where in most cases they would need to be prescribed.
Sock length can also vary; they can be knee-high or even to the top of the thigh depending on the area(s) that need to be treated.
Here’s a tutorial on how to put on your compression socks with ease.
At our Pro Motion Healthcare clinic in Barrie, we have a wide-array of colourful compression socks that will accommodate & prevent any leg swelling or pain. Let us find the right fit for you for your next big trip.
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