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Add Compression Socks to your Holiday Wish List

Add Compression Socks to your Holiday Wish List

Taking a long flight this holiday season? Being immobile for an extended period of time, such as during a flight, can increase the chance of blood clots forming in your legs. This is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs most commonly in the lower leg, thigh or pelvis. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, DVT is usually treatable when caught quickly. Look for symptoms like swollen or painful calves, fever and skin discoloration. Although the risk of DVT forming during a flight is low for healthy individuals, those with diabetes, vascular disease, or people who are overweight, pregnant or on birth control have a greater risk.

One way to minimize the risk of DVT while traveling is wearing compression socks or stockings. Compression socks squeeze your legs, helping your veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. In flights lasting more than 5 hours, compression socks help reduce leg swelling and discomfort. They are also great for hiking, skiing and other outdoors activities where you’re on your feet all day.

A full line of socks, stockings and other compression garments are available at Baton Rouge General’s Healing Boutique, located inside the Bluebonnet Gift Shop. Follow The Healing Boutique on Instagram or call for a personal consultation.

Locate The Healing Boutique
Baton Rouge General, Bluebonnet Campus
8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Main Entrance or Entrance 3
Located inside the Gift Tree.

(225) 763-4144

Store Hours:

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.