If there’s anyone who spends most of their day on their feet, it’s a construction worker. Builders, carpenters, joiners and other tradespeople must always be on the move, ready to work with a variety of materials and tools. There is rarely going to be an opportunity for them to sit down. Therefore, compression socks for construction workers are becoming more and more popular, as well as increasingly recommended.
Why Wear Compression Socks in the Construction Trade?
It’s safe to say that, if you’re a builder or a construction specialist, you spend most of your week stood up or walking around. With bigger projects, some workers find themselves having to work 12 hour days. That’s an intensive amount of time to be spending putting pressure on your feet. Construction specialists are often some of the fittest people you’ll find working in New Zealand today.
However, that doesn’t mean that some aspects of their health aren’t at risk. Workers in the construction trade are more likely than many people to develop venous problems. These might include spider or varicose veins, both of which can arise as a result of poor circulation.
Always moving around, and being on your feet all day, means your veins are having to work harder than ever before. You’re never giving them a break! What’s more, failure to treat aching legs and feet, or to find reasonable support or assistance, could lead to further joint issues or even back problems. Therefore, it makes logical sense to try and prevent such concerns from building up over time.
How Compression Socks for Construction Workers Can Help
Specialist compression socks and stockings for active people are developed with a certain amount of pressure built-in. Before buying socks, you should, of course, consult a doctor for advice on how much pressure, measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg), you could stand to benefit from. If you work in construction, you will likely need much more pressure than the majority of wearers. Therefore, you can expect to benefit from a higher dosage of mmHg.
Construction compression socks help to massage the legs and feet of the wearer. That not only means that veins are encouraged to ‘keep going’, and to maintain healthy blood flow to the rest of the body. It also means that any aches or pains you regularly suffer from are remedied at the source. You will likely notice the difference in your legs and feet after only wearing compression socks for a short amount of time.
However, it’s also recommended that you take time out to look after your lower extremities. Understandably, you will need to be on your feet constantly – but that doesn’t mean you can’t take time out once in a while. Use your break periods wisely.
Finding the Right Socks
We’ve developed a fantastic range of compression socks for construction workers and all active people. Why not take a look at our range in-store? Call us on 0800 894 769, too, for more advice.
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.