SB SOX Lite Compression Socks

Last updated date: April 25, 2019

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Overall Product Rankings

1. Sockwell Men’s Elevation Compression Socks
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Sockwell Women’s Compression Socks
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Physix Gear Compression Socks
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 17
4. MudGear Premium Compression Socks
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Go2Socks GO2 Compression Socks
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Vitalsox Italy Compression Socks
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 17
7. BLITZU Compression Socks
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 15
8. A-Swift Compression Socks
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 11

An Overview On Compression Socks

There are many reasons why people choose to wear compression socks. They help treat and prevent a variety of potentially serious ailments. That’s not all. They also offer comfort for athletes and those who are active and want to improve their performance and recovery. With that wide range, you’re likely to need a pair for yourself at some point.

Thankfully, they are easy to find and purchase. You can buy them online, at many drug stores, medical supply companies and athletic stores. They can cost from around $10 to as much as $100 per pair, depending on what kind you purchase and where you buy them.

Many people can benefit from compression socks or compression stockings. Their primary use is for those with circulation problems. Compression socks help with DVT, varicose veins and diabetes. They can also help with post-surgical recovery and anyone who is bed bound or has a hard time moving their legs. The compression socks can compensate for the minimal movement and prevent dangerous circulation issues.

Compression socks are also especially useful for people who are active and stand all day for work. Similarly many athletes use them to prevent injury and encourage circulation during a workout.

Finally, frequent travelers, pilots or travelers with long-haul flights on their itinerary can combat some of the effects of being in the airplane with compression socks.

Essentially, they improve your blood flow and that’s something just about everyone can benefit from. They can lessen pain and swelling in your legs. They can also lower your chances of getting deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a kind of blood clot, and other circulation problems.

They come in different sizes and strengths, so you or your doctor will need to decide which option will work best.

Compression socks are a simple but effective solution to circulatory issues. They work by putting pressure on your legs to improve blood vessel function. As a result, the arteries that transport oxygen-rich blood from your heart to your muscles can relax and blood flows freely. Plus, the veins also get an extra help pushing blood back to your heart and out of the legs.

The enhanced circulation means your legs are less likely to get tired and achy and feet and ankles won’t swell.

The compression also helps prevent and treat spider and varicose veins. The most significant benefit is keeping blood flowing so it is harder to pool in veins and form a clot. A blood clot that forms in the legs can be very dangerous, even deadly. It can travel in your veins throughout the circulatory system, potentially getting stacking and clogging your lungs or brain.

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The Compression Sock Buying Guide

Anyone can buy compression socks or compression stockings. However, if your doctor prescribes them for you for a medical condition, your insurance may cover the cost.