Compression socks are specially designed stockings to help prevent progressive venous disorders. They are of different lengths, and doctors use them for various sorts of treatments.
The unique design of these socks squeezes your legs gently. Experts believe that they may help to improve your blood circulation. But despite their great utility, these are underdogs in the market. Most people don't know about them, and those who do, don't prefer using them.
Compression Socks to the Rescue
Experts have noted that veins in the legs sometimes fail to perform their function of taking blood back to the heart. As a result, blood remains there in the veins. It leads to various disorders which need medical attention. Most people would go to the doctor and ask for pills, blood dilution, or other treatments.
But it is not usually satisfactory for them if doctors prescribe using compression socks. This behavior makes a lot of sense because people don't know this unique way of treating their swollen feet and legs.
Doctors have explained that compression socks are much helpful in increasing blood flow. They squeeze your tissues which help capillaries and lymphatic vessels to absorb more tissue fluid. It might reduce the swelling caused by an obstructed blood flow.
Some people have preconceived notions about them that these might cause cramps or soreness. But medical experts have testified against such beliefs. According to the doctors, these opinions (based on half-baked knowledge) are just air bubbles and have no real significance.
The different types of compression socks
Graduated socks - for normal wear; tight around the ankle but loosens as they move upwards, which are also popular among athletes.
Anti-embolism socks - designed to prevent blood clots among bed-ridden patients.
These socks also don't have any particular side effects, so doctors recommend using them in your daily routine. And they are encouraged even without a doctor’s permission. As mentioned earlier, athletes also wear these socks to boost up their blood circulation.
So, one doesn't have to be an expert to understand how something can be harmful if doctors encourage it? And how can athletes wear something which causes cramps? Athletes use high compression tights to enhance their performance by improving blood circulation in their lower body.
One thing should be clear by now:
Compression Socks DO NOT cause cramps!