Wearing compression socks is a great way to help your lower leg circulation. Many different medical conditions can be helped by wearing these medical socks either while you exercise or throughout the entire day. Swelling in the legs, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis are all conditions where individuals can find relief by wearing these socks. The type of sock you choose will depend on the reasons for wearing a compression type sock as well as your personal preferences on styles. Wearing these socks is an easy way of putting your health as a priority in your day-to-day life.
Type of Sock
The standard compression socks are white and made of a nylon material. They pull up over the widest part of your leg and rest just below the knee. There are other styles of socks that come in different materials, such as cotton and wool. Athletic compression type socks sometimes leave the foot part off and look more like leg warmers. Medical socks are typically white, but they are available in varying lengths and materials. (more…)