I know a lot about compression stockings.
In fact, I am wearing it now as I type this article. Yes, but only one sock on one leg.
If you followed my plight of my Achilles rupture, followed by my DVT (deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot), you’ll know about having to wear compression stockings. At least they come in dark colours (not the traditional white), and it matches my shoes and trousers. Or pants in America :) They also come in different sizes and strengths, using the units pressure of mm Hg.
These compression stockings are made very tight fitting, but stretchy that gently squeeze your leg. Graduated compression or pressure stockings are tighter around your ankle and get looser as they move up your leg.
The veins get a boost pushing blood back to your heart, and they can also ease swelling in your feet and ankles. More blood back to the heart, more oxygen back to where it’s needed.
Special thanks to Runnerclick for providing the Infographic.