Pedifix Compression Ankle Socks
Unique, high-quality, German-made compression sleeve helps minimize foot and ankle swelling. Speeds healing after ankle or foot sprains, strains, or surgery. Graduated compression from metatarsal heads to the lower calf to improve venous activity. Lightweight, hypoallergenic elastic stretches comfortably for optimal fit. Special fabric and sewing technology is cool and comfortable, with exclusive ankle-heel hugging knit design. Fits in most shoes. Sizing based on Ankle Circumference, measure right above ankle bone.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Compression Ankle Socks?
Compression stockings are specially made, snug-fitting, stretchy socks that gently squeeze your leg. Graduated compression or pressure stockings are tighter around your ankle and get looser as they move up your leg. Compression sleeves are just the tube part, without the foot.
You can buy compression ankle socks over the counter, but if your doctor prescribes them, your insurance may cover the cost.
You can buy compression ankle socks at medical supply companies, online, and in many drug stores. They can cost from around $10 to as much as $100 per pair, depending on what kind you get.
What is some information about compression ankle socks?
People wear compression stockings for comfort, to do better in sports, and to help prevent serious medical conditions.
Basically, they improve your blood flow. They can lessen pain and swelling in your legs. They can also lower your chances of getting deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a kind of blood clot, and other circulation problems.
They come in different sizes and strengths, so you or your doctor will need to decide which option will work best.
Who Uses Compression Socks?
- People with or at risk for circulation problems, like DVT, varicose veins, or diabetes
- People who’ve just gotten surgery.
- Those who can’t leave their bed or have a hard time moving their legs.
- People who stand all day at work
- Pregnant women
- People who spend long stretches of time on airplanes, like pilots.
What Do Compression Ankle Socks Do?
The pressure these stockings put on your legs helps your blood vessels work better. The arteries that take oxygen-rich blood to your muscles can relax, so blood flows freely. The veins get a boost pushing blood back to your heart.
Compression stockings can keep your legs from getting tired and achy. Compression ankle socks can also ease swelling in your feet and ankles as well as help prevent and treat spider and varicose veins. They may even stop you from feeling light-headed or dizzy when you stand up.
Because the blood keeps moving, it’s harder for it to pool in your veins and make a clot. If one forms and breaks free, it can travel with your blood and get stuck somewhere dangerous, like your lungs. Clots also make it harder for blood to flow around them, and that can cause swelling, discolored skin, and other problems.
Some athletes, including runners, basketball players, and triathletes, wear compression socks and sleeves on their legs and arms. The theory is that, during activity, better blood flow will help get oxygen to their muscles, and the support will help prevent tissue damage. And afterward, the beefed-up blood and lymph circulation will help their muscles recover quickly. They won’t be as sore, and they won’t cramp as much.
Studies show the gear has little to no effect on athletic performance, but some people swear by it. Maybe thinking they have an edge gives them one. The evidence for faster recovery is better, but not enough to make a difference for weekend warriors.