Compression socks can keep your legs from getting tired and achy. People wear tight socks for comfort, better exercise and prevention of significant health problems.
Compression Socks generally improve your blood circulation. They can reduce leg pain and swelling. They can also reduce your chances of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), certain types of blood clots and other circulatory disorders.
Trinity provides compression socks in Canada in different sizes and strengths, so you or your doctor can decide which one is best for you.
What are they?
Compression stockings are thick, custom-made socks that gently embrace the feet. Graduated compression or pressure stockings are tighter around the ankles and loosen when the feet rise. The compression device is only part of the tube, without a foot.
Who uses them?
- People who have or may have mobility problems, such as DVT, stroke or diabetes.
- Those who do not get out of bed or have difficulty moving their legs.
- People who stand at work all day.
- Pregnant women.
- People who spend a lot of time on airplanes, such as pilots.
What can you expect?
Compression stockings are also available in different fabrics and can vary from knee to hip. These are usually more comfortable, and knee socks are often an excellent place to start. If you need it for serious medical reasons, such as stopping DVT after surgery, ask your doctor if it is right for you.
The biggest challenge with compression stockings is getting them on. Because they need to work well, they need to be challenging to use, especially if you have looked at thinner stockings that resemble pantyhose. If you have problems, try using rubber gloves or rubbing cornstarch on your feet before wearing socks.
Depending on your needs, you can consider wearing them throughout the day (though you should remove them at bedtime) or only for a few hours at a time.
Compression socks can be helpful for many people, but you should always talk to your doctor before taking them to your healthcare provider.
Where to buy compression socks?
You can contact Trinity to get your compression socks. We provide compression stockings all over Canada for both men and women. Contact us to get the right one for you!