If you suffer from varicose veins, you probably know that compression stockings can relieve them. But if you're healthy and active, you may not know they can help. Compression therapy helps promote free circulation by tightening blood vessels to prevent the backflow of blood.
Almost anyone can benefit from wearing compression stockings on a daily basis as they not only cure varicose veins and other problems but also prevent certain medical conditions and improve overall foot health. They can be especially useful for those who have to stand or sit for long periods of time, such as Nurses, tellers, and bank tellers.
Additionally, people with diabetes or arthritis can benefit from wearing compression stockings as they help the body retain its natural warmth.
Wearing compression stockings regularly can help keep your feet from feeling tired, dull, and sore at the end of the day — you may not even need to lift your legs. Some compression stockings have graduated compression with more support at the bottom.
This prevents blood from backing up in the legs and encourages blood to flow back into the heart. Compression also gently massages the muscles – and also heals and possibly prevents varicose veins. Most venous disorders can be managed to some extent with diet and exercise, but compression stockings can also help.
If your job requires you to stand or sit for long periods of time, your feet, ankles, and feet are likely to become swollen and painful. This can make it very difficult to put on shoes and socks as they will shrink your feet even more.