We get lots of calls from individuals telling us, it feels like pins and needles stabbing and stinging their legs. This is NOT normal. The first thing we ask, have you consulted with your doctor about these leg symptoms? Many of these individual call us because their doctor informed them, they are suffering from POOR leg and feet circulation / venous insufficiency. Their doctor has recommended and says wearing compression socks helps to promote good blood flow. Bad things start happening when our bodies are unable to circulate blood efficiently and successfully, it can lead a variety of issues and problems. Without sufficient blood levels in the legs and feet the body loses energy and becomes fatigued. In fact, the most common complaint is fatigue and Leg Pain. When muscles in our legs do not receive enough blood to properly function, this causes discomfort, achiness, muscle weakness and fatigue and painful sensations of the feet and legs. All these symptoms occur because your body quickly falls tired when the heart is working harder to keep up blood circulation.
You may Ask – How can wearing Compression Socks Help my Legs?
Compression Stockings are elasticized hosiery that promotes blood circulation by putting gradient pressure / gentle squeeze on the veins. Gradient compression means the compression socks are tightest at the ankle and gradually get looser as they go up your legs. Some of your biggest veins are in the ankle area. Therefore, the greater squeeze needs to be on the ankle, to force the blood up your leg towards your heart.
These graduated compression stockings / socks fit snug against your legs. The compression socks helps because it acts as a pump, forcing good blood flow back to your heart to get deoxygenated and rejuvenated. This process helps in reducing swelling, tiredness and the aching of the legs and feet, giving you additional support therapy to energize your legs and feet throughout the day.
Noted in a well-known health medical journal call HealthLine, https://www.healthline.com/health/heavy-legs#symptoms
A must-read article, Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy and How Can I Get Relief? In this article it provides Easy Inexpensive Home Remedies…
How to get relief at home
There’s a lot you can do to help relieve the pain and achiness you may be experiencing.
- Lose weight if you need to. Obesity can lead to varicose veins as well as diabetes and a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries, blocking blood flow.
- Stop smoking. Smoking is a risk factor for several conditions that cause heavy legs.
- Take days off from intense exercise.
- Elevate your legs about 6 to 12 inches above the level of your heart. This helps blood that’s pooled in your legs to drain out to the rest of your body. Massaging your leg is an added bonus.
- Wear compression stockings to help promote blood flow.
- Be active. An effective way to control weight, lower cholesterol, and improve circulation is by being active. You’ll need to cater your workout routine to your fitness level and be sure to get guidance from your doctor.
Another reason, doctors like using compression socks and stockings are because they a non-invasive and affordable option, without resorting to more drugs you must take.
In conclusion, Compression socks helps, however they are not a cure; they “boost” your blood circulation. Compression socks work in keeping your blood flowing in the right direction, pushing, and forcing blood flow back to the heart. This simple process helps relieve the painful pins and needles feelings in your feet and legs.
At rescuelegs.com, the health of your legs and feet, is our priority. We have Certified Fitting Specialist waiting to Help provide you with a proper fit and answer any questions you may have to ensure your legs get the compression needed for good blood circulation, to help relieve any leg and feet discomfort you may have.
Most importantly, don’t let the word “compression” scare you! We have a manufacture that is known for it’s (Two Way Stretch) Easy to Put-On Compression Socks. Call us – we will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. (844)-629-9642.
Written by Gwen Marion, one of our “Certified Fitting Specialists” on February 27 2022.