Though they can appear in other parts of your body, varicose veins usually occur in your legs. But what are they? Well, varicose veins are swollen and misshapen veins just below the surface of your skin. They’re actually quite common.
Compression socks work by applying pressure to your legs, ankles and feet. This pressure reduces the swelling in your veins, which increases blood flow and helps push the blood up your body. The effect of this compression is a reduction in the prominence of varicose veins and pain relief.
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