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Article: How Compression Socks Can Keep Your Feet From Being Sore on Vacation?

How Compression Socks Can Keep Your Feet From Being Sore on Vacation?

Wear compression socks to keep your feet comfortable and improve circulation while flying, hiking and walking about at your exciting destination. Learn about the best compression socks for travel and when to put them on when you fly.

How to Choose Compression Socks While Pregnant


When most people travel, they spend a lot of time in the car, on a bus or flying to their destination. Constant sitting or standing for long periods impacts the circulation in your legs. Preventing leg swelling, spider veins and varicose veins are just a few reasons why you should wear compression socks when flying. 

Wearing the best compression socks for flying can improve circulation and prevent deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. This causes a blood clot to form in the vein, most commonly in the lower legs or thighs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Like varicose veins and spider veins, DVT is easily treated once diagnosed. However, the condition can result in a piece of the blood clot breaking off and traveling to your lungs or an artery. When arteries are blocked, you're at risk for a stroke and other health threats.

DVT is a real threat to people taking long flights. Blood clots are likely to form if you already have blood pooling in your legs. Risks associated with DVT during long flights is low if you are healthy. However, those with vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, sickle cell anemia, and blood clotting disorders are at greater risk. This is especially also a concern for pregnant women, smokers, those on birth control or who are obese.


Dr. Motion has a wide selection of pain relief compression socks for men and women. There's antimicrobial to eliminate bacteria and fungus and can be found at retailers near you, such as Target, Kohl's and DSW.


If you don't want to wear your socks all the time, keep a pair packed in your carry-on and put them on when you get on the plane. It's a good idea to wear compression socks whenever you fly, especially if you're a frequent flyer. If you are on vacation, consider wearing them for skiing, hiking, and other activities where you're on your feet most of the day.


Putting on compression socks takes some practice. Here's the easy way to do it:

  1. Grab the toe and turn the stocking inside out.

  2. Put your foot on the toe area and roll the stocking over the toe, past your ankles and up your leg. 

  3. Adjust the sock so that the material doesn't gather or press too tightly in any area.

If the socks are too tight or hurt your legs, you should go with a bigger size. Wearing socks that are too tight can restrict your circulation and cause more problems than they solve. Compression socks that fit properly gently hug your calves.

How to Choose Compression Socks While Pregnant


Choose the length and pressure that works for you.


As a rule of thumb, note the area of your legs affected by poor circulation, or spider or varicose veins. For example, if your ankles swell, a knee-high sock is high enough to address the problem. If your swelling or damaged veins are above the knee,  a thigh-high stocking or waist-high pantyhose may be required.

Following are general guideline on choosing a pressure.

15-20 mmHg

Daily wear, travel and sports for healthy people.

20-30 mmHg

Ideal for spider veins, varicose veins, swelling and surgical recovery.

30-40 mmHg

For blood clots (DVT), severe swelling or severe varicose veins.


  • Pack graduated compression socks in your carryon, so you are always prepared.

  • Choose the right length and pressure for your needs.

  • Consult with a doctor if you aren't sure when or how to wear your compression socks.


Dr. Motion sells easy to put on compression socks that can keep your circulation moving on the plane and while walking around exotic destinations. Whether you’re going on a summer vacation that will include rigorous physical activity or just plan to walk around and go sightseeing, make sure you get the best compression socks for sore feet! Order online to choose the pair that meets your needs or visit stores near your that carry our travel compression socks.


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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