The benefits of wearing compression wear for medical and sporting benefits as well as improving one’s health and appearance is well documented. Now with TXG’s innovative design and use of new technology fibres and fabrics, our graduated compression wear is available in a variety of colours and textures. Wearing compression socks/stockings no longer need to look like wearing a bandage – in fact now you can step out in style!
Key Health Benefits:
Increased Blood Circulation
TXG compression socks are modelled on the principle of fluid hydrodynamics. In our bodies, the blood flows from high pressure to low pressure. The circulation system of the human body starts from the heart. The blood is pumped into arteries, arterioles and capillaries and flows back to the heart by muscle contraction and valves among the veins.
Fluid pressure in our feet and other extremities increases once we leave our bed in the morning and reduces when we either return to bed in the evening or rest with raised legs during the day – or by wearing compression wear, which aids an increase of pressure at the ankles, with a reducing gradient of pressure upwards. This a pushing force to the central body and heart and aids increased blood circulation.
Increased blood circulation has a myriad of benefits such as:
- Increases the circulation of oxygenated and cleansed blood to the body’s extremities: toes and fingers
- Reduces or eliminates feelings of numbness associated with poor blood circulation
- Boosts energy levels, reduces swelling, tiredness and aches
For Sports Enthusiasts:
Compression socks and sleeves are fast becoming standard wear for a wide range of sporting genres, especially endurance competitors
- Reduces damage and aids recovery of muscle tissue after strenuous activity
- Reduces the build-up of lactic acid
- Reduces onset of cramps
- Combined with improved blood circulation, enables improved performance, especially during long workouts and events
- Specially designed TXG Sports Compression Socks aid support of feet, ankles, calves and legs
- New technology fibres provide: increased cushioning for the foot and sole, improved wicking of moisture and breathable fibres for advanced thermal and odour management
- Physical protection from minor abrasions
Medical and Well Being:
- Reduces the risk of developing DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) in people engaged with sedentary roles, or those sitting idle for long periods such as long-haul travellers, drivers, teachers, pilots, aircrew and elderly people
- Reduces swelling of legs and feet brought about by long-haul travelling at high altitude
- The presence of graduated pressure on the skin from the wearing of compression wear can prevent the development of varicose veins and spider veins
- Averts swelling in legs (and arms with arm sleeves) with people diagnosed with oedema and similar symptoms
Pregnancy / Maternity
- It is well documented that wearing of compression stockings when pregnant significantly aids in avoiding the development of varicose veins and spider veins often brought on during pregnancy as a result of the uterus growing along with the foetus.
- Some of the benefits highlighted elsewhere are more noticeable and distinct for pregnant women: reduced swelling, reduced leg cramps, reduced aches, making your legs feel lighter and less heavy and allowing you to do more during your busy day
Diabetic and Sensitive Feet
- People with sensitive feet or those who have been diagnosed with diabetes need to take special care when selecting socks and footwear. Compression socks may not be appropriate for diabetics. It is always recommended you seek medical advice about what best suits your requirements.
- TXG has a range of special socks to suit people with sensitive feet and those who have been diagnosed with diabetes. These socks have lower (or nil) levels of compression, special antibacterial properties which remain effective after washing.
- A particularly important health-related feature of all TXG socks is the absence of raised seams between the joints of the heel, toe and main sections of the socks. This is achieved by the seam being hand aligned by specialised assemblers. This ensures maximum blood flow is enabled. The majority of socks on the market, produced by fully automated equipment, usually have a sharply raised seam connecting the toe and foot section hidden inside the sock (take a look). Those raised seams, when pressed upon the skin, can block the blood flow through the very small blood vessels of sensitive and diabetic feet and can lead to serious health issues.