5 Benefits of Wearing Compression Socks

Compression socks can help more people than you may think!  While many people believe that these stockings and socks are best reserved for people of a certain age, or for people with specific conditions, they can help provide essential relief at any point of life.  If you’ve already read up on how compression socks work, you may already know the basics.  But what are some of the significant benefits wearing these socks could bring to your everyday life?

1. Help the Active and Inactive

If you’re the sort of person who rarely sits down, compression socks may be of huge benefit to you.  Walking and standing can help blood to flow healthily up and down your body, but standing for too long may be a no-no.  Sitting and standing in one place for long periods can allow blood to pool.  People who work long shifts on their feet often feel muscular fatigue in their legs.  Compression socks can help to get the blood flowing back up again!

2. Reduce the Risk of Blood Clots

If blood is allowed to sit in one place or pool for too long, clotting can occur.  That could lead to all kinds of health implications.  People with diabetes, for one, may be at risk of developing life-threatening ulcers.  Compression socks actively work to prevent blood from sticking around, and to get it flowing again.

3. Reduce Swelling

Whether you’re pregnant or at risk of oedema, swelling is no joke.  If your body is producing more fluid than it usually would, compression socks will make sure your feet and legs return to normal size, as swollen legs and feet can be extremely uncomfortable, painful and/or awkward.  What’s more, it can occur in anyone, so stay prepared with a good pair of compression socks on hand!

4. Protection for the Super-Active

Runners and joggers can come across all kinds of problems.  Tough, stretchy compression socks not only help to keep the blood flowing but can also help to retain your temperature and to protect your legs from any scratches or scrapes en route.  You’ll see plenty of athletes wearing them even when they’re in the middle of a record-breaking attempt.

male runners on a mountain trail

5. Travel Discomfort is a Thing of the Past

TXG offers a huge range of specialist travel socks and there are more than a few good reasons why.  Socks designed to help support legs and feet on long flights will make sure your blood keeps flowing back to where it should be going.  Even the healthiest of air passengers can find themselves at risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) during long journeys.  If you regularly fly for long stretches, it’s high time you invested in travel socks.

How Can They Help You?

If you’ve never bought compression socks before, we’ve written a range of fantastic guides to help you on your way.  What’s more, you can always call our team here at TXG if you have any specific questions or concerns.  Call 0800 894 769 at your convenience.

Please note: The information provided here is for general information only and is not intended to act as medical advice. We advise anyone interested in this subject to seek qualified, professional advice.

About Heather Gatland

Chief Sock Checker at TXG Socks

After finding that compression socks sped up the healing of an injury, Heather wanted to help others do the same, so founded TXG Compression Socks in Australasia in 2013. With her 6 years of ‘hands-on’ experience working with medical professionals, extensive business experience and Chartered Accountant qualification, Heather knows all the ins and outs of the compression socks market. Heather’s goal of helping baby boomers, like herself, has finally come true. Heather loves researching and sharing her findings on the TXG blog as well as enjoys supporting her customers to get back to feeling happy, energised and active.

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