If your job demands that you spend a lot of time standing, chances are, your legs demand compression stockings.
You see, your veins need muscle activity to help them push oxygen-depleted blood back to your heart. If you stand in one place for too long, its your legs that suffer, because gravity actually works against the returning blood flow. Here are some tips for reducing swelling and soreness:
- Keep moving your legs and flexing your muscles
- Take a walk on breaks
- Elevate your feet
- Don't cross your legs
- Wear comfortable shoes
- And of course, wear graduated compression stockings