Varicose veins are the epitome of eyesores. We go out of our way so much to pamper our bodies and keep ourselves looking youthful and fresh, but varicose veins completely negate that effort. Compression socks are used for a number of reasons, and surprisingly they also support the beauty of our skin and legs. Compression socks can not only help make the veins look less visible, but also reduce the amount of pain you may be experiencing. You might be speculating how exactly compression socks can treat those annoying spider-like veins on your legs, and thankfully for you, we have the answers.
The Function of Compression Socks
Compression socks are made with the technology to improve blood circulation throughout your feet and legs. Varicose veins are caused by flawed veins that direct blood flow into the wrong pool. Compression socks are fitted and snug so that they can squeeze your blood into the direction it should be going into. This pressure also allows blood to flow back to the heart.
The Type You Should Use
Now that you’re familiar with their function, there are different compression socks you can choose from. Support pantyhose exert the least amount of pressure possible. Compression stockings provide more support and pressure as opposed to the choice of the pantyhose. Prescription compression stockings are available in a range of pressures. They are fitted to your leg by a specialist to meet your circulation needs.
When to Wear Them
The time of day in which you need to wear compression socks depends on your physical activity. If you find yourself sitting upright or standing for most of the day, you would be wearing them during those instances. If you tend to put your feet up at night for more comfort you could also wear compression socks to improve circulation, then.
Receiving the Vein Care You Need
Here at Physician’s Vascular Services, we understand the importance of every body function- and that includes even the smallest of veins. Contact us today to get started with a varicose vein treatment plan!