Compression Socks UK - What Do Compression Socks Do?
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What Do Compression Socks Do & How Do They Work?
Compression Socks/Stockings, whether thigh high, knee high or tights, are specifically designed to apply graduated compression along the leg, promoting blood flow and helping to reduce heavy, aching legs. From the first time you wear compression socks, you should feel an immediate benefit, making your legs feel lighter and boosting leg performance.
When Can You Wear Compression Socks?
You can wear compression socks for cctivities such as running, when your muscles and joints have a higher demand for oxygen and nutrients. Also, when youre at work, either standing all day, or sitting in the same position. Compression Socks will help aid leg recovery by reducing a heavy/aching feeling. For medical purposes, such as varicose veins, you usually wear compression socks from the moment you get out of bed in the morning, to when you get back into bed on an evening. Always consult with your health professional for your individual requirements.
Helpful Hints When Putting On Your Compression Socks:
a: While you’re lying in bed in the morning, your legs are the least swollen, since gravity hasn’t been pulling blood and fluids down like it does when you’re standing up. If you’re already up and around, lie back down for a bit before you put on your compression stockings, or sit with your legs elevated first
b: A dusting of talcum powder or cornstarch can help compression socks slide on when your skin is either moist or too dry. If you’ve first put Lotion on your legs, rub it in until the skin is good and dry
c: Don’t roll up compression socks like regular socks before putting them on. Instead, try turning them inside out, either half-way, or fully. An open-toed stocking may need to be held in place at the bottom while pulling it all the way up. Make sure it’s straight, and the heel is in its correct position. Never fold the top edge over
d: Check out our Sigvaris Rolly Aid for help with your application and removal of your hosiery (see sigvaris product page)
e: Taking the time to learn how to put on your compression socks really will make a difference. Consider it a worthwhile investment in your own health.
What Sizes Do I Need?
On all of our product pages, when you scroll half way down the page, you'll see a Size Guide. This will guide you on what measurements you need and covers for all hosiery types
How Do I Wash My Compression Socks/Stockings?
Hand washing is recommended, but you may machine wash on the gentle cycle with the garment turned inside out. Use lukewarm water and a mild detergent. (we suggest Sigvaris washing solution). To protect the garment, turn the garment inside out before washing. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners. Rinse well and air dry. (avoid tumble drying.)
Where Are Your Compression Socks Made?
Our compression socks along with all of our hosiery are manufactured exclusively In the UK or Europe