Why Are Compression Socks Recommended for Travel?

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Why Are Compression Socks Recommended for Travel?

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Are you are planning a long road trip or spending time on an airplane this holiday season? Long-distance travel can take a toll on your blood circulation. Moving your body throughout the day helps blood flow, and sitting for hours on end can reduce your blood flow. Poor circulation can cause negative outcomes like leg cramps, water retention in the legs and feet, and blood clots. If you’ve got winter holiday travel coming up, you’ll want to pack your compression socks for travel!

Purpose of Compression Socks

Compression socks keep blood from settling in your legs and feet. When blood settles instead of flowing freely, your heart has to work harder to pump blood through your body and you may have trouble standing or walking. The compression socks are tighter at the ankle and gradually lose compression as they move up the leg, forcing blood up to your heart. Knee-high socks usually do the trick. This allows the blood to get passed at the 90 degree turn of your knee.

These socks come in a variety of different strengths, sizes, styles, and colors. Be sure to have them properly fitted for best results. Not sure how to find the right pair of socks for your holiday travels? No worries, we have you covered!

Compression Socks for Travel

The ideal compression socks for travel would have a low compression rate between 15 and 20 mmHg. A compression stocking with this level of pressure should be snug, but comfortable. For some people, compression socks for flying are so comfortable that they actually wear them when they’re not traveling!

At the Compounding Center, we can help you find a pair or two of support stockings that will take you through the holiday travel season. We’re happy to help you find the perfect fit and style!

Call The Compounding Center at 703-779-3301.