Blood from your legs must overcome gravity to return to the heart and lungs, where it is re-oxygenated and travels to the brain, vital organs, and the rest of the body. Blood circulation to the legs is often affected when people stand or sit for long periods and as people age.
This is a common problem in our modern world when desk jobs and long-standing jobs are a part of everyday life. Issues that could arise from poor circulation may include aching, swelling, stiffness, and weakness in the legs and feet. These symptoms can develop into varicose veins or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
Graduated compression socks boost your circulation and help support your veins. Increased blood flow in your veins means more oxygen and nutrients are flowing to your legs.
These socks are designed with graduated compression along their length, strongest at the ankle and gradually looser towards the top of the sock. This design applies varying degrees of pressure to boost circulation in the lower legs, instead of just being “tight” and cutting off the blood flow.