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Over the past few years compression socks, boots and supports have become extremely popular with athletes and lay people for recovery from sports and injury.

Compression provides a specific amount of pressure on your legs, arms or body, improving circulation which allows you to feel more energized and minimizes the chance of blood clots, inflammation, varicose veins, swelling and discomfort. The compression from the socks encourages better blood flow through your veins back to your heart by helping your blood vessels work better and more efficiently.

I wear compression socks daily at the office because I’m on my feet most of the day on tile floors or sitting at my desk. I often use my compression boots at the end of the day to refresh my legs and to give me a boost before going home. The boots and socks are especially good for recovery from long distance running or biking. I also wear them on planes due to the prolonged sitting so when I arrive at my destination, I’m refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

There are different levels of compression for light (10-15 mmHg), moderate (15-20 mmHg) and firm (20-30 mmHg) compression depending on your activity levels, pregnancy, edema, veins, swelling and post-surgery. I wear light to moderate compression and recommend the same to most patients but check with your doctor first if you have questions concerning your level of compression as you might need a prescription for specific types of compression socks or hose.


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