There was a time when women wore Compression Stockings as a last resort treatment for circulatory problems. Compression Stockings were heavy, bulk, and unsightly. They were considered suitable for "old grandmothers" and, if you had to wear them, you certainly did want to wear them in public, where you might be seen.
Times have changed. Healthcare and fashion now partner to offer a wide variety of fashionably-correct Compression Stockings. The finest manufacturers offer an array of styles, sizes, and colors that will meet your health needs without compromising quality or your fashion concerns.
When do you need to wear Compression Stockings? Once the blood has completed its flow throughout the body, it begins the return trip through the veins to the heart from the lowest extremities – the feet. In order to flow upwards, it must contend with the natural, downward pull of gravity. The veins are encased within muscles. As the legs move, the muscles vibrate and apply pressure on the veins. This pressure constricts the veins and does not allow the blood to move downwards with gravity but, forces the blood to continue upwards to the heart. However, when the muscular vibrations do not supply adequate pressure, gravity pulls the blood down, causing selling, aches, blood clot development, and possible infections and other serious health conditions.
Compression Socks supply the needed pressure when your legs simply can't. There are now sizes, styles and pressure ranges to meet most every health need, as well as popular colors for many popular styles.