Compression socks can be worn to reduce the build-up of fluids in the lower legs. For instance, women might wear compression socks to reduce swelling and edema in their feet and ankles during pregnancy. In a similar manner, diabetic patients may utilize compression socks to keep swelling in the feet to a minimum.How do compression socks increase blood flow?
In most cases, it is recommended to wear the socks throughout the day. Compression socks increase the blood circulation as it squeezes the muscles around the veins. Improved blood circulation helps to recover the muscles quickly during workouts. When the muscles are compressed more, the blood circulation will increase.What is the best compression stockings?
Louis Prevosti, MD. The best compression stockings to treat varicose veins and the underlying condition called venous insufficiency (also called venous reflux) are usually a 20-30 mmHg graduated compression stockings. The stockings can be calf high, thigh high, or waist high. They come closed toe or open toe.