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Not Your Grandma's Pair of Socks

Written by Rikedom Sports


Posted on December 19 2016


If standing for long periods of time is a part of what you do for a living, then it’s safe to say that for some time in your life, you had to endure pain that ranks from mild to Damn-I-Don’t-Want-To-Do-This-Anymore, in the pain scale.

I’m pretty sure that someone already suggested that you wear compression socks to alleviate the pain, so you can continue doing what you do. But what exactly are compression socks and why is it on a rave?

Athletes and sports enthusiasts already know about these wonder garments and they have been sporting it for years. However, these socks can also benefit people from all walks of life, be it mail carriers who have to walk miles, nurses who have to be on their feet all the time, teachers who need to always walk around the classrooms, and even pregnant women who suffer from edema and other pregnancy-related discomforts.

Aside from the obvious reason that these socks give your feet and legs protection, they also do a great deal in reducing swelling and stopping varicose veins from getting worse. Compression socks boost blood circulation, replenish your feet with oxygenated blood, and eliminate lactic acid built up. Medical grade compression socks prevent venous blood from pooling in the legs.  It also alleviates daily leg pain from standing and walking, and inhibits blood clots.

Some might be pretty hesitant because compression socks are not really top-fashion pieces. No worries, though. The innovative minds who manufacture them also thought of designs that would also look great on you and not just on your grandma.