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 a long time 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. Problems that can 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).
Compression socks boost your circulation and help to support your veins. Increased blood flow in means more oxygen and nutrients flowing to your legs.