The selection of compression socks requires accurate knowledge and a little advice from a good doctor. You know very well that compression socks can help you avoid feeling restless and reduce the symptoms of many health conditions. But it is imperative to make the correct selection in order for them to work. If you don't know the sizes or the compression levels these socks are available in, you won't be able to choose the right socks for yourself.
Having the right type of socks on your legs will apply the right amount of pressure on your blood vessels, making them more efficient, thus allowing blood to flow more freely.
People who want to treat minor symptoms such as swelling in the legs or ankles can benefit from mild compression socks. They're very useful for people who have to stand in one place like behind a desk or reception.
Medium compression socks may be purchased at your local pharmacy, just like moderate compression socks, and will help reduce swelling and relieve achy or tired limbs. But, don't select them until you know what compression level your limbs need.
Firm compression socks deal with more severe limb disorders include lymphatic edema, orthostatic hypertension, the treatment of leg ulcers, and post-thrombotic syndrome symptoms (PTS). People with more complex limb difficulties are more likely to wear it.
You will be required to wear thromboembolic deterrents (TEDs) after surgery and when you are expected to stay in bed for a long period of time.
Using compression socks:
- To get the best results, make sure your skin is moist and your compression socks aren't too long.
- Putting on socks is more difficult when they are damp.
- Sitting in a chair to keep your balance while putting on your socks may also be beneficial.
- Examine it thoroughly after wearing it and make sure there is no clustering or wrinkling, especially around the heels.
- The tops should not be folded or rolled down because they will be too tight.
Wearing socks, slippers, or shoes over your compression socks will protect them from harm, and you should avoid snagging toenails, fingernails on the socks. If your socks stretch out with time or are not in good shape, you may need to replace them.