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Article: How To Wear Compression Socks Properly

How To Wear Compression Socks Properly

If you are seeking both comfort and style then compression socks should be a staple part of your wardrobe! Aside from being a fun way to express yourself, compression socks can play a huge part in maintaining blood flow to your lower legs and promoting comfort. 

Like most things however, compression socks need to be properly used for them to do their job. Some studies have reported that the improper wearing of compression socks could even cause unevenly distributed and excess pressure on the skin. While an extreme case, people should still remember to fully optimize the comfort and health benefits of their compression socks by wearing them the way they should be worn.




Just got your new compression socks? Here are three things you need to do before putting them on. Read on to learn how to wear compression socks the right way!

1. Make sure they’re cleaned.

Nothing like wearing a pair of warm and newly cleaned socks!

Before using, remember to wash them gently first with a simple color detergent. Afterwards, hang them up to let them air dry. To ensure that you always have a fresh pair of compression socks, do this on a regular basis after use.

2. Wear them before the day starts.

The best time to start wearing your compression socks is when your legs are refreshed and ready for another day of work.

Start your day by wearing them early in the morning when you have the least swelling in your legs. This pair of socks will be your buddy that will provide you protection while being in style for the rest of the day.

3. Put them on with care.

Get comfy! Sit on a chair that has a back for you to lean against as you put on the socks. It is much better that you are in a relaxed and comfortable position as you wear them.

Insert your first foot inside the sock, slipping it on and over your heel. Gently pull up the sock until your toe reaches the end. Use your fingertips or palm to slowly roll and slide the top of the socks all the way up your leg (or wherever it will end, depending on your sock’s cut). Do the same with the next sock on your other foot.

Make sure the sock is smoothly distributed throughout its whole area to keep pressure nice and even. 

Now you can wear your socks without any worries!


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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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