Socks that Help Your Circulation

By: Jeff Lewis (C.Ped.C) Dec 11, 2014

What are compression stockings and how do they work?

Compression stockings may help with cramping, fatigue and swelling of your lower limbs.

Compression stockings can help with circulation, especially the backflow of blood causing varicose veins. They come in knee high, thigh high and panty hose lengths; along with calve sleeves, pants and upper body wear.

Along with helping the flow of blood causing varicose veins compression stockings can help with flushing lactic acid, cramping and fatigue and for many lower limb edema (swelling).

Jeff received his undergraduate education in Kinesiology and post graduate education in Pedorthics at The University of Western Ontario. Becoming a Certified Pedorthists of Canada was an easy decision for Jeff due to the major reconstructive knee and ankle surgery he required for injuries received while playing junior hockey. These injuries gave him a great deal of discomfort and pain both during sport and daily activities.Jeff found relief through the use of Orthotic devices, including a custom made knee brace. Realizing the relief and support these products provided and the desire to help others Jeff looked into furthering his education, then a recent grad of kinesiology, to become a medical professional.