All of our women's compression socks are designed with a gradient knit technique to help increase circulation in the legs. All of our socks have a moderate compression level of 15-20mmHg, perfect for all day, everyday wear. All styles have wide calf options and select styles in 20-30mmHg and 30-40mmHg options. Read on to find out what makes our fun compression socks so special!
Compression stockings have long been recommended to help prevent fatigue and relieve swelling in men and women alike. Doctors often prescribe compression stockings and stockings to women to relieve circulation problems and edema, as these compression garments help improve blood flow in the legs.
Our women's medical compression stockings and compression stockings offer varying degrees of support. The level you choose will depend on your needs and overall comfort. While socks that offer mild compression therapy can help reduce swelling, women with severe edema are better off with heavier socks.
Compression socks, tights, and stockings are designed for comfort. Women can choose between knee-high socks or compression stockings, both of which should fit but should never restrict movement. If this happens, you may need to try a slight repositioning or a different size.
varying degrees of compression
The "mmHg" measurement on the package indicates the amount of compression in the compression socks, tights or sleeves. This is a pressure measurement that stands for "millimeters of mercury". This indicates the amount of stress that will be placed on the leg. For example, a compression stocking rated at 15-20 mmHg will not go below or above that pressure. Progressive pressure therapy means the highest level of pressure is at the bottom of the sock and relieves pressure on the calf to provide the right amount of treatment. Our knee high compression socks are available in different sizes and fabrics to ensure absolute comfort.
15-20 mmHg is a mild to moderate compression therapy. This is an everyday level of compression, ideal for women who need to sit for extended periods of time. Business people, lawyers, technical professionals and others who work at desks will benefit on this level. This compression is also great for travelers on a flight or road trip, as well as those with mild to moderate edema or spider veins.
20-30 mmHg levels provide medical grade compression therapy. It is best to consult a doctor before choosing this level to ensure this is suitable for your medical needs. These medical compression stockings are often used to improve moderate or severe circulation problems or relieve discomfort from edema. Typically, medical-grade compression stockings are covered by insurance and are reimbursed either directly or by a medical professional. Check your health insurance or insurance policy for details about coverage.
Different types of materials are used to suit the wearer's preference. Nylon and moisture-wicking nylon feel cool against the skin and help wick moisture away from the skin. Some women prefer our signature cotton blend for its breathability and comfort. Our merino wool range is popular for its natural breathability, odor resistance and excellent moisture management.
What are the benefits of wearing compression socks?
Are you looking for compression socks? Then we can help you. Various studies have been done on the benefits of wearing compression stockings. Compression stockings with decreasing compression can prevent negative effects (such as swelling and varicose veins or calf cramps) and risk of injury from prolonged sitting or standing. For example, consider shin splints, the most common running injury.
The first major advantage of compression stockings is that they help reduce muscle pain in the legs. Standing or sitting for long periods of time and overworking your calf muscles can be bad for your legs because blood flow to the heart is restricted by the reduced workload of the calf muscles. Wearing compression socks offers a solution. With ZSZBACE compression socks, you can maintain energy and prevent leg muscle pain. Wearing our compression socks also provides support for the legs.
Compression socks are also great for preventing injuries. We sell compression socks with gradient compression, both light and heavy compression. With our compression socks, your legs and feet are well supported while working or exercising. If your legs get tired after a long day of standing or flying, our socks can help. Many pregnant women also choose pregnancy socks because they improve circulation in the legs.
Other Benefits of Compression Socks
May prevent leg fatigue and muscle soreness/cramping
Relieve legs and relieve leg pain
May reduce the risk of shin splints
Improves blood circulation in the legs and reduces cramps at night and at night
what to look for in compression socks
To provide the supportive stretch you're looking for, compression socks are typically made from synthetic materials such as nylon, polyester, lycra, or spandex. For added breathability and durability, some are woven with cotton, merino wool, and other natural fibers.
When shopping around for compression socks, you'll often see mmHg ratings. This unit of measurement is an abbreviation for "millimeters of mercury" and represents a range of compression levels. For example, a 15–25 mmHg sock will provide a pressure of at least 15 and no more than 25 mmHg.
Compression socks are usually knee-high and provide increased circulation and support from knee to toe. However, you can also opt for shorter styles like round or ankle socks.
Care instructions for compression stockings vary. Many recommend hand washing or at least air drying, so be sure to check labels or product instructions before cleaning. If you like low-maintenance socks, look for machine-washable socks.
What do compression socks do?
Compression stockings are relatively thick, tightly woven socks designed to increase blood circulation by applying light pressure to the calves, ankles, and feet. This can help reduce swelling, relieve tension, and may aid recovery from strenuous exercise or injury.
"Generally, compression stockings are not useful for painful conditions, but compression stockings and tubular stockings have been reported to help relieve ankle sprains," Dr. Yau said. "Compression stockings are also beneficial for plantar fasciitis (aka plantar fasciitis)."
How Long Should You Wear Compression Socks?
You can wear compression socks all day or less. Medical staff and others who stand most of the time may choose to wear them for extended periods of time, while athletes may only wear them during or after physical activity.
But keep in mind that wearing compression socks while sleeping is generally not recommended because you don't want to inhibit blood flow to the rest of your body.
How tight should compression socks be?
Compression stockings don't have to be very tight to provide therapeutic benefits. "Make sure they don't feel too tight, as this can restrict blood circulation, impair healing and cause more foot pain, which can cause more damage than help," says Dr. Yau.
Stockings should be comfortable but not too tight, preferably with progressive compression, tighter on the toes and looser on the calf. If your socks leave deep dents or red marks on your legs, they may be too tight.
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