Compression socks and other compression wearables, such as stockings, are not just for postoperative recovery. It could be helpful in reducing vein pain for men and women as part of one’s daily wear.
Why compression socks, for men and women, help vein symptoms
Vein-related health issues continue to rise. According to Vascular.org, nearly 40% of adults in the United States may be affected by chronic vein symptoms and complications including varicose veins, venous insufficiency, spider veins, and deep vein thrombosis. Some common vein health problems include cramping, aching, swelling, and pain in the legs. Wearing compression socks or stockings can help relieve common vein symptoms by providing pressure that helps reduce swelling and promote healthy blood circulation. Compression socks or stockings also help optimize blood flow, help prevent blood clots, and reduce leg fatigue. Talk to your doctor about adding compression clothing to your daily lifestyle as a good health habit.
How do compression socks or compression stockings work?
Compression wear has graduated levels of pressure, applying more pressure on the feet and the lower part of the leg, then gradually lowering pressure as it moves higher up the leg. Levels of compression pressure are measured in units known as mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Types of compression stockings acquired over-the-counter can range between 15-20 mmHg. While compression socks or stockings acquired from a medical professional or business can have a higher level of pressure at 20 to up to 50 mmHg. A doctor or other medical professional is recommended to be able to advise you on which compression wear and compression level is right for you.
Can men and women of all ages benefit from wearing compression clothing?
Compression garments have long been recommended for people before having vein treatments, during the recovery period after their vein procedure, and in-between visits to a vein doctor to facilitate vein health and reduce swelling. It is beneficial to them and for people at high risk for blood clots, those suffering from swollen and painful legs. Compression stockings have also been found to be helpful for use by pregnant women to improve blood circulation and ease leg swelling, leg aches, and vein discomfort. The use of compression wear is also becoming more popular with athletes during training or games, and post-workouts to help relieve discomfort. More and more of the public nationwide are discovering the health benefits of wearing compression clothing and it is becoming popular for use beyond the stigma of post-surgery or only for “old people” to use.
Visit San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center
The San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center is committed to providing top-of-the-line vein health care. Our center’s team and vein specialist, Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh, go beyond only diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins on the surface level to target the source of the vein issue. Compression stockings come in a range of pressure levels and different lengths. Our center can help you choose the appropriate size and best type of compression stocking or sock for your needs. Please schedule a consultation with us or contact our team for more information.