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What is graduated compression?

Graduated compression socks are special socks that help promote circulation in your legs, by helping blood flow upward back towards the heart.

Graduated compression socks apply a bit of pressure near your ankle and then apply gradually less pressure up the leg.  This special compression profile can help improve your performance, assist in the prevention of minor leg disorders, and help maintain healthy legs and hearts. 

 

Still curious?  Here are the results from scientific research:

Positive proof that our graduated compression fit works

With references below

For people who sit for long periods of time

On a 5 hour seated trip, of the subjects who wore graduated compression:

60% reported less pain,

50% reported less discomfort,

45% reported lower levels of swelling,

and 12-18% reported improved energy, alertness, and concentration.

For people who stand for long periods of time

In a study of Nurses on shift, 84% reported less pain throughout their shift, and 74% reported less swelling.

After four weeks of consistent use, flight attendants reported relief from tightness, aching, stress, swelling, fatigue, and discomfort at statistically significant (P<0.01) levels .

In a study of 40 factory workers, 100% reported improvements in lower extremity pain, fatigue, and swelling.

For athletes

In one study, ahletes wearing graduated compression held a 24% higher rate of oxygen recovery.



Low and medium grades of graduated compression resulted in greater maintenance of leg power during endurance performance.



Another study concluded that graduated compression appears to reduce post-workout soreness.

For those with previous or existing leg disorders

The efficacy of graduated compression is well documented to provide relief from:

- post operative vericose vein surgery

- post operative deep vein thrombosis

and aid in the prevention of skin ulcers



If you have not done so already, please consult a physician to receive proper guidance on your compression needs.



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References

Ali, A., M. P. Caine, and B. G. Snow. "Graduated compression stockings: physiological and perceptual responses during and after exercise." Journal of sports sciences 25.4 (2007): 413-419.

Blättler, W., et al. "Leg symptoms of healthy people and their treatment with compression hosiery." Phlebology 23.5 (2008): 214-221.

Blazek, C., et al. "Compression hosiery for occupational leg symptoms and leg volume: a randomized crossover trial in a cohort of hairdressers." Phlebology 28.5 (2013): 239-247.

Coza, Aurel, et al. "Effects of compression on muscle tissue oxygenation at the onset of exercise." The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 26.6 (2012): 1631-1637.

Hagan, Melissa J., and Stephen M. Lambert. "A randomised crossover study of low-ankle-pressure graduated-compression tights in reducing flight-induced ankle oedema." Medical Journal of Australia 188.2 (2008): 81.

Weiss, Robert A., and David Duffy. "Clinical Benefits of Lightweight Compression: Reduction of Venous‐Related Symptoms by Ready‐to‐Wear Lightweight Gradient Compression Hosiery." Dermatologic surgery 25.9 (1999): 701-704.

Ali, A., M. P. Caine, and B. G. Snow. "Graduated compression stockings: physiological and perceptual responses during and after exercise." Journal of sports sciences 25.4 (2007): 413-419.

Blättler, W., et al. "Leg symptoms of healthy people and their treatment with compression hosiery." Phlebology 23.5 (2008): 214-221.

Blazek, C., et al. "Compression hosiery for occupational leg symptoms and leg volume: a randomized crossover trial in a cohort of hairdressers." Phlebology 28.5 (2013): 239-247.

Coza, Aurel, et al. "Effects of compression on muscle tissue oxygenation at the onset of exercise." The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 26.6 (2012): 1631-1637.

Hagan, Melissa J., and Stephen M. Lambert. "A randomised crossover study of low-ankle-pressure graduated-compression tights in reducing flight-induced ankle oedema." Medical Journal of Australia 188.2 (2008): 81.

Weiss, Robert A., and David Duffy. "Clinical Benefits of Lightweight Compression: Reduction of Venous‐Related Symptoms by Ready‐to‐Wear Lightweight Gradient Compression Hosiery." Dermatologic surgery 25.9 (1999): 701-704.

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