Sigvaris Performance are true medical-grade graduated sport compression support socks and they are now available in blood orange, lime, red, blue, pink, and as always white and black. These are calf length sports recovery compression socks. They are comfortable socks for active adults, the compression works to ease tired achy legs and helps to improve blood flow. The high quality fabrics provide thermal control which helps keep your feet cool, dry, and comfortable, even when running or walking. Sigvaris makes many different compression stockings and socks. They have designed the Sigvaris Performance line of compression socks to be worn before, during, and after work outs and runs. The achilles tendon protector works to reduce vibrations which can help protect vulnerable ligaments. The foot-bed and toe area of the sock are cushioned to help prevent blisters and discomfort.
When to Choose 20-30 mmHg Compression Socks
Compression socks are available in low levels of compression, such as 8 - 15 mmHg, which should be worn for traveling, long periods of sitting or standing, to avoid swelling on short flights. The next level of compression is 15 - 20 mmHg, this is a firmer compression that is often worn if you currently are experiencing swelling in your ankles or calves. The lower the number, the lower the compression. Light compression is good for general use if there are no problems, like swelling or venous issues. Higher levels of compression are for the treatment or the maintenance of medical conditions, such as varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, etc. The 20 - 30 mmHg is a higher level of compression that can be worn for post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy treatment. The higher the compression, the tighter and firmer the socks will feel. They can also be more difficult to put on. There are compression sock donners which can be quite helpful in putting on high level compression socks. Sizing is so important, take accurate measurements and make sure you are wearing the compression level recommended by your doctor.
Medical reasons to wear 20 - 30 mmHg Compression Socks:
- Eases painful swelling during pregnancy
- Moderate to severe varicose veins
- Post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy treatment to help prevent varicose and spider veins from reappearing
- Moderate to severe edema or lymphatic edema treatment
- Helps with orthostatic hypotension (sudden fall in blood pressure when going from sitting to standing)
- Helps prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as economy class syndrome.
Sigvaris doesn't only make compression hose for medical conditions like DVT or vein therapy, they also make compression socks for athletes. Sigvaris Performance makes running and work out recovery performance socks for anyone who wants that extra edge while improving their physical fitness. Even if you don't have any of the medical conditions listed above, you can still benefit from wearing sport compression socks because your legs will feel better and hopefully that means they will recover post-workout faster as well. If you think you can benefit from compression socks, ask your doctor or medical team to determine which level of compression will work best for you. If you aren't sure how to measure your legs for compression socks, check out our compression stocking and sock buyer's guide for more detailed information about the levels of compression and the best way to get the measurements you need for a perfect fit.
Why to choose Sigvaris Performance socks for running, cross-fit, strength training, and work-outs
- Increased oxygen delivery to muscle tissue
- Improved blood circulation
- Maximizing athletic endurance because of greater comfort
- Reduced vibration on ligaments
- Exercise induced muscle soreness in legs is decreased
- Improved recovery time post-workout
- Foot-bed and toe-box cushioning increases comfort and reduces blisters