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Article: Things To Know Before Wearing Compression Socks

Things To Know Before Wearing Compression Socks

More than keeping your feet warm and dry, specialized socks can help in improving health conditions. Great for promoting blood circulation through the veins to your heart, these specialized socks are called compression socks as they apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles. Wearing a pair of compression socks lessens the extra fluid in the legs and reduces the occurrence of inflammation.




Kinds of compression socks

Compression socks can be bought in-store (pharmacies or retail shops) and online. For maximum results, remember to consult with a doctor prior to buying one as these may vary according to the kind of compression socks that’s recommended for you.

The three main classifications of compression socks include:

1. Graduated compression socks

The compression in these socks is strongest at the ankle and decreases up toward the knee. These graduated compression socks are recommended for those who have peripheral edema or orthostatic hypotension and a doctor’s prescription and professional fitting is required.

2. Anti-embolism socks

While anti-embolism socks are similar to graduated compression socks, they cater to people who are not mobile to lessen the chance of developing deep vein thrombosis. It is also required to have a doctor's prescription and professional fitting prior to wearing and purchasing this kind of socks.

3. Non-medical support hosiery

Even without a doctor’s prescription, non-medical support compression socks are commonly available at most pharmacies. Promoting relief for tired and achy legs, this type of compression sock offers a similar level of compression throughout the stocking.

After your doctor’s prescription, ensure that these compression socks get fitted properly and follow their instructions on how long you can wear them.

The good thing is that Dr. Motion belongs to the type of non-medical support compression socks. You can wear them right away even without prescription.


Now, your feet must be ready to wear Dr. Motion socks, right? Get them on our website and enjoy comfort in style!


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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