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How Tight Should Your Compression Socks Be?

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There are many benefits of wearing compression stockings. It can promote venous return and prevent deep vein thrombosis. In the process of running, ankle compression socks for running can reduce the influence of the impact on the ground to make running smoother, thereby reducing muscle fatigue, reducing the occurrence of delayed muscle soreness and promoting recovery, to a certain extent, reducing the risk of muscle damage.



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The Mechanism of Action of Compression Socks

Low cut compression running socks can reduce the diameter of deep veins, which can speed up blood flow, and can re-close the valves that could not be closed, and play a normal one-way valve function. In addition, knee high compression socks can assist the calf muscle pump to promote blood emptying in the intermuscular venous plexus and varicose veins. Relieve acid swelling and prevent thrombosis.



Target Costumers of Compression Socks

1.People with Varicose Veins, Thrombosis or Lymphatic Drainage Disorder

Compression socks over the knee can reduce the feeling of soreness and heaviness, prevent and treat edema, and can delay disease progression, prevent complications such as thrombosis, and reduce the recurrence rate of varicose veins after surgery.


2. Surgical Patients

Women’s over the knee compression socks can prevent thrombosis, compress to stop bleeding and reduce postoperative edema.


3. Athlete

Low cut compression running socks can increase endurance, improve sports function, prevent sports injuries and shorten recovery time.


4. Medical Staff, Teachers and People Who Need to Stand for A Long Time

Compression stockings can promote venous return, relieve soreness and fatigue, thereby preventing thrombosis caused by sitting for a long time.



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How to Choose Compression Socks

1. Pressure Rating

The pressure of grade 1 is 15-21mmHg, suitable for daily health care of mild varicose veins and mild edema.


Grade 2 compression stockings, with a pressure of 23-32mmHg, are suitable for moderate to severe varicose veins and moderate to severe edema.


The pressure of grade 3 compression stockings is 34-46mmHg, and they are used for severe stubborn edema and severe lipid hardening.


Grade 4 compression stockings, with a pressure of at least 49mmHg, are mainly used for irreversible lymphoma.


2. Elasticity

High compression leggings are made of soft and comfortable material, easy to wear, good conformability to irregular parts such as ankle joints, but it is with low working pressure, mainly suitable for daily health care.


Low-elastic compression socks have high working pressure but poor conformability. They are mainly suitable for people with severe edema and hardening.


3. Length

Compression knee highs plus size are suitable for most daily health care. Women's compression tights are suitable for women who have thigh swelling such as deep vein thrombosis and lymphatic swelling, or who like to wear stockings. High waisted compression leggings are suitable for women with lymphatic swelling or plastic requirements.


It is generally not recommended to wear compression stockings that only cover the calf, because it affects the return of blood below the ankle, complications are more likely to occur.



Compression socks have many advantages, but we need to choose the right compression socks according to our own situation. Hope the above content can help you choose the right compression socks. If you need to buy compression socks, welcome to choose Cmax Socks, they provide beautiful and good quality socks.