Sigvaris compression stockings and socks are used to improve circulation and reduce swelling in the legs and feet. Compression socks use graduated compression to aid the body’s blood flow and relieve painful or heavy legs. Sigvaris categorizes their products based on the level of compression that each offers, with 8-15mmHg being the lowest level and 30-40mmHg being the strongest. The compression level corresponds with the severity of the medical condition, with more serious circulation and venous issues requiring a stronger level of compression. Stockings with an 8-15mmHg compression level may be enough to relieve symptoms associated with extending sitting or achy legs.
If you’re new to compression stockings or need assistance finding the right size, see our blog for tips on how to measure for compression stockings. Open toe compression socks are a great option for anyone with tightness or cramping in the toes while wearing closed toe stockings. Open toe socks give your toes the freedom to wiggle around and stay cool even in hot weather. They are also great for larger feet that may not comfortably fit into a closed toe sock.
Athletic compression socks are graduated compression stockings designed specifically to reduce muscle recovery time after athletic performance or exercise by minimizing impact vibration on the legs and stimulating blood circulation. Increased circulation can prevent lactic acid from building up in the legs, which causes muscle fatigue and soreness. Athletic compression stockings are especially beneficial for runners and endurance athletes who experience repetitive impact vibrations on a frequent basis.
Knee high diabetic socks are designed to manage swelling and discomfort in the feet, heels and calves of diabetics. Diabetic socks are elastic-free and use extra padding and smooth toe seams to keep feet comfortable and improve circulation. Many diabetic socks are made of a moisture-wicking material that can also help keep feet dry and prevent blisters from forming.
A compression sock donner can make donning and donning stockings significantly easier while preventing snags and tears in the material. Compression socks can be difficult to put on when you have arthritis or limited dexterity, but there are several types of aids that can nearly eliminate the need to bend over when putting on and taking off support socks.
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