Recovery after surgery:
Since one of the side-effects of surgery can be edema (swelling), wearing the right compression socks post-surgery can make a noticeable difference in how comfortable you feel and how fast you recover. Compression socks help your body by maintaining proper venous blood flow, thus helping you in the recovery process. Hospitals use compression garments to decrease the risk of blood clots, but those garments have a limited life span. Many people try and use those garments after hospitalization but they are oftentimes inadequate, unattractive, and not intended for multipurpose compression needs.
People that are bedridden or can’t move their legs:
It is no secret that hospitalized patients can be at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) as a result of recent surgery or if they are immobilized due to an illness. Compression socks are often used for these patients to reduce this risk. A DVT or blood clot in the deeper veins can be dangerous because it can break loose and travel to the lungs where it can cause a pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be lethal.
People that stand all day:
Many professions require prolonged periods of standing or sitting. First responders such as fire fighters, police officers, armed service professionals, and many others are on their feet often for hours at a time. But we are only human, and our legs feel tired and sore at the end of day. If you make wearing compression socks part of your daily uniform, you can feel more energized and you’ll get a jump start on taking care of your leg health before problems develop.
The major benefit that you get from wearing compression socks during pregnancy is that it can prevent you from developing varicose veins. Women who are pregnant are prone to DVT. Because of pregnancy, there is increased blood volume especially during the third trimester of the pregnancy. Pregnancy also causes hormonal changes that increase blood coagulability. Blood clotting is almost always a possibility. Compression socks help legs stay healthy before and after pregnancy.