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Article: Can You Wear Compression Socks All Day?

Can You Wear Compression Socks All Day?

Is it safe to wear compression socks all day? The simple answer is yes, absolutely! If you have poor circulation, pain or soreness in your legs and feet, or have a job that requires you to be standing or even sitting all day, then it may be time to explore wearing graduated compression socks. These types of specialized socks from Dr. Motion are geared towards giving you less discomfort and pain. Banish daily fatigue with more energy to spare at the end of a long day when you commit to wearing a great looking pair of compression socks. Everyday compression socks from Dr. Motion features mild compression (8-15mmHg) that is expressly made for daily use.

How Long Can You Wear Compression Socks?

To get the benefits of increased circulation for less pain and swelling in your feet and legs, it is best to wear compression socks for long periods of time.  So feel free to put on a pair in the morning and take them off right before you go to bed, or vice versa! The fact is that there aren’t any long term side effects of wearing compression socks daily.

Can You Wear Compression Socks All Day

Some Conditions Where People Wear Compression Socks

Doctors recommend people wear compression socks for all different conditions. They can help people with vein problems like varicose veins or spider veins, reduce leg swelling (edema), poor circulation, or may even reduce the risk of developing deep-vein thrombosis (DVT).

For problems in the feet like plantar fasciitis, graduated compression socks can help reduce the heel pain associated with this condition. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that 2 million people each year are treated for this condition. It requires a diagnosis from imaging tests and a consultation from a doctor.

If you experience shin splints while exercising, wearing compression socks while running or walking can help to alleviate some of that radiating pain that runs up the front of your legs.

A common myth is that only older people wear compression socks. Many people suffer from pain in their feet and legs, whether it’s job-related or a medical condition. Compression socks are an easy way to incorporate wearing them in your daily life for improved foot and leg health.

The Way Compression Socks Work

The way that compression socks work is they provide a gentle and continuous pressure that is stronger at the ankle and decreases in intensity as the sock goes up your leg. The material is stretchy and flexible but works to increase the blood flow for better circulation. What you’ll end up with is less pain, swelling and soreness in your legs and feet.

The great news is that Dr. Motion makes a variety of different styles of compression socks for both men and women. You can feel free to wear them daily in any activity or with any type of work you do, both standing up or sitting down for long periods of time.

For example, our classic everyday Compression Knee-High Socks come in solid color styles and fun prints. From adorable sheep or unicorn prints to donuts and coffee. You’ll find something to rock with any outfit you want to wear. You’ll get a kick out of any of the cute prints we have that make wearing compression socks a fun pleasure.


  • You can wear compression socks all day, without any side effects.
  • There are specific conditions where people can benefit from compression socks.
  • Dr. Motion compression socks come in plenty of patterns to choose from.

Stylish Compression Socks for Men & Women

Dr. Motion is your premier provider of fun and stylish compression socks for all day wear. If you have questions about when to wear compression socks or why wearing compression socks can improve your quality of life, send us a messageWe’re happy to show you all the ways that the right pair of compression socks can make your legs and feet feel brand new.


Disclaimer: This article provides information solely for educational purposes, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, and other materials contained herein. This article is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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