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A Beginner's Guide to Compression Socks

A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO COMPRESSION SOCKS Compression socks help with general circulation. By compressing legs and feet, they assist by gently circulating fluids, thereby relieving swelling, aches and pains. People from all walks of life use compression socks. But how do you know if they are right for you? Let's take a look at how they work. WHY WEAR COMPRESSION SOCKS? They help to ease pain and fatigue in legs and feet. Their use helps to improve poor blood circulation. They can help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). !! They help to reduce swelling. WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM COMPRESSION SOCKS? Compression socks can help people of all ages and fitness levels. They may be of most help for: People with diabetes Very active people Pregnant women Air travellers People with poor People suffering from swelling circulation They can also help people who sit or stand for long periods People recovering from injuries or Anyone experiencing regular aches and pains in legs and feet surgery HOW DO COMPRESSION SOCKS WORK? LOW TXG produces medical grade Graduated Compression socks. PRESSURE Graduated Compression socks apply the firmest pressure to the ankles. This pressure decreases towards the top of the socks. • Graduated pressure helps to redirect blood from the lower legs back to the heart. HIGH • They can help to decrease swelling, and to encourage healthier blood flow. PRESSURE SHOULD I WEAR COMPRESSION SOCKS? Do you fit into any of the above-listed categories? Then compression socks could work well for you! But always consult a doctor first. If your doctor recommends wearing compression socks, he/she will help you find the right pressure levels. MEASURING FOR SOCKS Measuring for compression socks should always be done carefully. Creases and folds due to poor fit could cause uneven pressure and affect their performance. TXG compression socks are designed and manufactured to the same lengths. However, specific measurements are required for the width. Measurements are taken around: For knee high stockings: Your calf (widest point) Your ankle For thigh high stockings: Your ankle Your calf (widest Your thigh point) CHOOSING A COMPRESSION LEVEL Compression socks measure in mmHg. The higher the mmHg, the more pressure you will receive. 10-15 mmHg (low) Use for mild aches. 15-20 mmHg (moderate) Perfect for travel and pregnancy. 20-30 mmHg (firm) Ideal for venous problems and post-surgery. 30-40 mmHg (very firm) Perfect for severe swelling and post-surgery. 40-50 mmHg (firmest) Perfect for acute and chronic venous conditions. ALWAYS consult a doctor regarding the right amount of pressure before buying. Please note The information provided here is for general information only and is not intended to act as medical advice. We advise anyone interested in this subject to seek qualified. professional advice. Want to know more about compression socks? Are you worried about fatigue and swelling? Take a look at a wide TXG range of options online. Visit us at txgsocks.co.nz Compression Wear

A Beginner's Guide to Compression Socks

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Contrary to popular belief, compression socks are not only for the elderly or for those suffering from varicose veins. People of all ages and fitness levels can wear them to improve blood circulation ...

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