Does Compression Socks HELP with Arthritis & Painful Joints?

Arthritis Knee with Inflammation & Swelling

Before we provide reasoning and proof how Compression Socks can help with arthritis and painful joints. Let’s understand the true meaning of “arthritis.” Arthritis is characterized by having chronic pain, inflammation, and stiffness in one or more of our joints. Arthritis can affect all ages of people, mostly in the elderly, adults over the age of 60. The term (arthritis) is under a broad category. There is over 100 diseases and conditions associated with the term arthritis. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis can be very PAINFUL!

No matter the type of arthritis we may have, they all share common symptoms:

  • Joint Pain
  • Swelling / Inflammation
  • Fluid build-up
  • Stiffness
  • Decrease / Limit mobility

You may ask: How can Compression Socks HELP Arthritis??

Because arthritis causes inflammation in our joints and fluid can build up in a joint causing swelling in the soft tissue surrounding the joint. This is where the use of compression socks does their work. Compression Socks compress – meaning to press together, they squeeze applying pressure. This compressed squeeze puts pressure on your blood vessels, keeping your blood vessel open for good blood circulation. Good blood circulation ensures more oxygen in the blood for healing and relief. When you have areas of our body that are swollen with inflammation, this causes discomfort, and pain. Compression Socks helps lessen these symptoms of arthritis by compressing applying mild pressure to affected joints to reduce swelling.  Note this quote from Cary Zinkin, DMP, a podiatric physician and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Dr. Zinkin says. Even people without arthritis, such as runners, use them for this purpose, he says.

Compression socks can act as a brace to allow for more control and comfort when walking. “Compression stockings can ‘support’ the muscles and soft tissues around the joint, which helps pain management as well,” Dr. Zinkin goes on to say. “Inflammatory arthritis or osteoarthritis that affects the legs or feet is not only painful but can also limit your mobility. To stay active, some people living with arthritis have found that wearing special tight socks or stockings helps them feel better and allows them to move around easier.”

The “weather” can add worsen and intensify joint pain. Studies show weather patterns such as rainy days can increase joint pain and stiffness. You may want to try the following to get Relief on those rainy days:

This information we have shared may be all new to you, about compression socks. So, let’s start out slow and easy. Check out our (light support) arthritis compression socks / stockings:

Light Support Men & Women's Knee High Stocking
Men & Women’s Compression Socks for Arthritis $12.88
Thigh High Stockings for Painful Knee with Arthritis K
Men & Women’s Thigh High Compression Stockings for Painful Knee’s with Arthritis

Our Certified Fitting Specialist are waiting to Help provide you with a proper fit. We can help answer any questions you may have to ensure your legs get the compression needed for good blood circulation, to help relieve swelling, pain, and discomfort you may have. Please call our Toll Free # (844)-629-9642.

Please Take Note…Please consult with a medical professional if you feel you may have a medical condition, before buying.

CONCLUSION: Inflammation / swelling, stiffness and pain is associated with Arthritis. Applying Heat, wearing Compression Socks, Compression Sleeves and Gloves helps increase blood circulation, relieves swelling, easing pain and inflammation. Make life easier and better, reduce your pain and be more functional with your everyday activities.

Written by Gwen Marion our “Certified Fitting Specialist” on August 01, 2022

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *