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Why Wearing Compression Stockings Might Be A Game Changer

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Why Wearing Compression Stockings Might Be A Game Changer

It’s no secret that nurses spend most of their time at work on their feet, and that can translate to soreness, swelling and pain. You may have heard that compression socks can be a game changer for nurses, but how do they work and how can they help?

  • Reduce Leg Fatigue
    Compression socks are designed to improve blood circulation, which increases levels of oxygen and other much-needed nutrients. This improved blood flow eliminates the heavy feel and leg fatigue often experienced by being on your feet or walking too much.
  • Reduce Swelling
    Being on your feet all day can lead to a buildup of fluid or swelling of the legs and can be very painful. Wearing compression socks provides graduated compression, so they are tightest around the feet and lower legs, which are usually the most affected areas when it comes to swelling. They reduce swelling by forcing the blood to flow upwards.
  • Reduce Varicose Veins
    Varicose veins can be unsightly and extremely painful. Compression socks reduce the buildup of blood in the vein and relieve the pressure on the legs. They are an excellent treatment option for relieving the symptoms of varicose veins.
  • Help with Muscle Recovery
    Compression socks have other benefits even when you aren’t on your feet all day. Wearing compression socks when you are at home relaxing helps boost muscle recovery, reduce swelling, boost circulation, and relieve soreness in the legs and feet.

If you are in the market for some compression socks but don’t know where to start, Baton Rouge General’s Healing Boutique carries them. You can meet with a consultant to get sized and pick out the pair that will work best for you. You can schedule an appointment here or call (225) 763-4144.