What's the Deal with Compression Socks?

When you think of compression socks, you may think of your grandmother putting on stockings and telling you how someday you’ll hurt in places you didn’t know you could. Well maybe now you are feeling some of that pain she talked about, but it’s not just from getting older.

According to a study from the American Podiatric Medical Association, 8 out of 10 Americans have suffered from foot pain, and the causes are endless. Whether you’re sitting or standing all day at work, struggling with arthritis, an old foot injury, or have problems with blood flow, you may be experiencing pain in your feet and disruptions in your daily life.


Who Can Benefit from Compression Socks?

Nurses, teachers, hairdressers, technicians, or others that stand on their feet all day can benefit greatly from compression socks. On the flip-side, if you are bed-ridden or particularly inactive, you too can take advantage of the healing techniques. Not only can they help your feet feel better, but they can also prevent greater health issues from arising, like varicose veins or blood clots.

 Varicose Veins are a painful condition that most commonly occurs in the legs from poor blood circulation. Continual pressure causes the veins to swell and can lead to severe pain and discomfort. Standing too much, pregnancy, obesity, age, and genetics are all potential risk factors for developing this condition. Once your veins have become varicosed, it is difficult to reverse the damage. Compression socks help to increase blood flow in the legs and can be used as a preventative measure or treatment.

Prolonged periods of inactivity increase your risk of developing blood clots in the legs. You may be restricted to bed rest due to surgery or pregnancy, or travel a lot and are confined to airplanes for long hours. Wearing compression socks during these times boosts circulation which helps with swelling and clotting

Athletes are another part of the population finding value from compression socks. Intense activity and running cause extra strain on your feet, legs, and muscles. Runners may use compression during their workouts, or after to help with recovery. The increased blood flow helps with soreness which in turn improves efficiency in their workouts. Other injuries associated with running, such as shin splints or plantar fasciitis, can be treated from wearing compression socks.

According to Arthritis.org, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America, affecting more than 50 million adults. You may suffer from arthritis all over your body, but a common area the feet, heels, toes, and ankles. With so many bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments, the potential for arthritic pain is high in those areas. Compression socks may help with swelling and inflammation to provide relief.

While it may seem like nobody is safe from foot pain, compression socks are a great way to find relief for your achy feet. Not only has Nufabrx created a great pair of compression socks, but we have also taken it one step further by adding active pain medication right into the fabric! Experience relief like never before, with our capsaicin infused clothing that has a controlled release of medicine right where you need it most. Walk away from foot pain forever with Nufabrx.

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