Rumors, misconceptions, reluctance, and preconceived ideas on compression wear persist.

For too long, medical compression stockings have struggled with their dated image that is far from today’s reality. It’s time to get rid of the most popular misconceptions. If you’ve never worn compression socks or compression stockings, you probably have some mistaken ideas about them and their use. There’s a lot of misinformation out there. It’s time to debunk some long-standing myths.

Myth #1:  Compression socks are only for people with a medical problem.

It’s true that compression socks help prevent spider veins and varicose veins, and treat edema, among other chronic venous disorders. And they’re a prescription item for people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, phlebitis, and venous leg ulcers.

But compression socks are also for everyday wear. They’re intended to promote healthy circulation in people engaged in any kind of work or recreation. Anyone with a job that requires sitting or standing for long periods of time, travelers confined to car or plane seats for more than a few hours, and athletes whose sports involve running can benefit from compression.

Some people believe compression socks can actually cut off circulation and are therefore dangerous, but properly sized compression socks won’t cut off circulation.

TRUTH: Compression socks benefit everyone.

Myth #2: Compression socks are ugly.

Today, stylish casual and dress compression socks and stockings are available in a variety of fibers like cotton, wool, spandex, and nylon. They come in bright colors, patterns, and prints. You will also find them in three lengths: knee-high, thigh-high, and pantyhose. You can choose from sheer and opaque. The options available are so beautiful and stylish, there’s really no visible indication of their medical efficacy. You’ll simply feel the benefits as you go through your day.

Advances in research and design also mean that today’s compression socks offer more performance features. You can buy socks that absorb and wick moisture, have antibacterial, odor-reducing properties, and provide irritation-free flat toe seams.

TRUTH: Compression socks are fashionable.

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Sigvaris prides itself in providing products that deliver a comfortable fit and the compression strength recommended by the physician. To be effective, medical compression hosiery must be right for the individual’s body shape and needs. Therefore, it is vital to see a health professional to ensure that the correct hosiery size and compression level is chosen.

Find out how compression products can help you live a healthier and happier life – Schedule an appointment with Vein Specialists of the Carolinas to consult with our team on the right compression product for you.

“All We Do Is Veins, All Day Every Day.”

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