In its simplest explanation, compression socks can help to increase efficient blood flow (circulation) in the body, which may prevent cramping, spider veins, and blood clots, and also aid in muscle recovery.
Here’s how it all works: We have 16 miles of veins running throughout our bodies. The heart pumps blood into these veins, which carry blood throughout the body to deliver oxygen and nutrients to muscles. Once these deliveries are complete, the blood goes back to the lungs and heart to be enriched…and the process starts all over again.
There are certain situations and medical conditions that challenge this process, causing blood and fluids to pool in the ankles and feet. This is when compression can help.
Graduated compression begins with a slight squeeze or pressure at the foot, with the tightest compression at the ankle followed by a decreased squeeze up the leg. Graduated compression can help prevent blood from pooling in the ankles, returning it back to the heart and lungs more efficiently. As a result, the body experiences increased blood oxygen, which is believed to enhance athletic performance, speed up muscle recovery, and leave legs feeling refreshed and energized.
Compression strength is described as a range, with the higher number representing the pressure at the ankle and the lower number representing the pressure at the top of the sock. This unit of pressure is referred to as mm/Hg (millimeters of mercury).
Lily Trotters offers 15-20 mmHg of compression (Moderate Compression); the level of compression that is often recommended during pregnancy or long flights, and to runners, cross-fitters, or anyone who sits or stands for long periods of time. Talk to your doctor to see if 15-20 mmHg is right for you.
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