Why do Doctors recommend Compression Socks? The # one reason for doctors recommended socks is to promote / improve blood flow in your legs. https://www.riversideonline.com/patients-and-visitors/healthy-you-blog/blog/c/compression-socks-what-are-they-and-who-needs-them, Note, Sathish Mohahn, M.D. a vascular specialist, his thoughts about wearing compression socks. I quote “Compression socks have been shown to help decrease swelling and pain in the legs and ankles, by applying pressure to the legs, they reduce the extra fluid in the legs, reduce inflammation, and ultimately improve blood flow through the vein to the heart.”
Compression socks can be beneficial for many conditions.
- Boosting circulation in the legs
- Decreasing swelling in the legs and ankles
- Improving lymphatic drainage
- Managing orthostatic hypotension, or low blood pressure when you stand up after a period of sitting down
- Preventing blood from pooling in the leg veins
- Preventing deep vein thrombosis in the legs
- Preventing venous ulcers
- Reducing pain related to varicose veins
- Reversing venous hypertension
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For specific medical conditions your doctor will prescribe the exact compression level needed for you when wearing compression socks. The various strength and range of compression will be followed by the letters “mmHg” a medical abbreviation which stands for “millimeter of mercury.” For this reason, MmHg is a standard unit of measurement used to express compression strength within the medical industry.
For Everyday – Light & Mild Compression:
- (Light) 8-15 mmHg compression stocking level: This particular level of compression provides support for minor swelling, tiredness, aches and preventing varicose veins. Some diabetic socks are designed with light strength to improve circulation in the lower extremities.
- (Mild) 15-20 mmHg compression stocking level: These compression stockings will have slightly more pressure, often recommended to people whose legs are prone to swelling and fatigue. Ideal for traveling on flights and preventing DVT for long distance travel or when seated for an extended period of time.
For Medium to Strong Compression: (often prescribed by a physician)
- (Medium) 20-30 mmHg compression stocking level: This is the most widely prescribed compression level. Suitable for everyday use. People who experience more severe swelling and various vascular problems, including “venous insufficiencies” and peripheral vascular disease. Helps prevent severe varicose veins, edema, thrombophlebitis, orthostatic hypotension and DVT.
- (Firm) 30-40 mmHg compression stocking level: This level of compression stockings is mostly used to combat diseases like “lymphedema” and chronic severe venous insufficiency, which occurs when damaged values in the leg’s lead to blood pooling in the leg causing much pain, which can lead to skin damage and leg ulcers, if not treated.
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Written by Gwen Marion our “Certified Fitting Specialists” on April 1st, 2023.