How They Work
ComproGear Compression Socks work by providing graduated compression to the parts of your leg that need it the most. Because they are tighter at the knee, ankle and foot, and looser around the calf, these socks are designed to provide relief from swelling and pain.
Benefits of Wearing ComproGear Compression Socks
- Enhanced performance through improved blood circulation
- Quicker recovery
- Less fatigue
- Decreased muscle soreness
The best part is that anyone can reap the benefits of compression socks!
How Can ComproGear Compression Socks Help Seniors?
While each of us should actively be aware of our health and lifestyle choices, seniors should be particularly proactive when making efforts to live comfortably. For certain seniors struggling with chronic pain and circulation problems, ComproGear Compression Socks can help considerably.
Chronic pain in joints and muscles comes with age whether we want it to or not. This pain can reduce mobility and independence along with it.
However, compression socks help lessen the swelling that usually occurs with chronic pain. This significantly reduces aches, soreness, and other discomforts in your legs. Sometimes it may even give back your movability entirely.
Reduces the Risk of Blood Clots
Blood clots can be life-threatening. You should always do what you can to mitigate the risk. Unfortunately, the risk of having blood clots is something that increases as you age.
Luckily, Compression Stockings help improve circulation in your body and reduce the overall risk of having blood clots. By applying gentle pressure on your feet and calves and helping to push blood faster around your body, compression socks ultimately make it harder for blood clots to form.
Helps With Surgery Recovery
Apart from wearing compression socks for chronic pain, they can also be worn for recovery after surgery. To use them effectively, you will need to follow your doctor’s recommendations.
Gets Rid of Varicose Veins
No one likes the gnarled, twisted dark-purple bumps along their legs. These damaged valves, or varicose veins, look this way because they allow blood to backflow through the vein.
Thankfully, there’s a way to counteract those pesky, enlarged veins, and it’s with— you guessed it— compression socks!
Compression socks place pressure on these veins to shift them back into proper alignment, helping us to say goodbye to the ugly, bumpy varicose veins.
Safe to Use
Using compression socks is one of the safest methods for treating problems in your lower extremities. You don’t need a prescription, there are no negative side effects to wearing them, they don’t need to be ingested, and you can even wear them safely all day long.
Growing older doesn’t mean you have to give up on living a full and comfortable life, even when it becomes increasingly difficult to do the things you used to love doing when you were younger. We understand that when you have pain in your legs and feet, it might be difficult to walk or even stand. But ComproGear Socks can help. These compression socks can make it easier for you to go about your life without pain. Go back to socializing, exercising, and living more freely. Renew your independence!
Running and Athletics
In one study, Florian Azad Engel and colleagues came to the following conclusion:
Our present findings suggest that by wearing compression clothing, runners may improve variables related to endurance performance (i.e., time to exhaustion) slightly, due to improvements in running economy, biomechanical variables, perception, and muscle temperature. They should also benefit from reduced muscle pain, damage, and inflammation.
How Do ComproGear Compression Socks Help Children?
ComproGear Socks have many benefits to offer, and children are not left out!
- Cool to Wear. ComproGear Socks come in many shapes, styles, and colors. Kids love wearing them.
- Wear Anywhere. They can be worn on any occasion, from formal to casual. They’re affordable and easily accessible.
- They Quicken Recovery. ComproGear Socks offer faster recovery time for sports enhancement.
- Comfortable & High Quality. They are smooth, soft, breathable, washable, durable, and lightweight. They don’t have uncomfortable seams. The material will not stretch over time or lose its shape.
ComproGear Socks for kids are therapeutic, although they don’t look that way. They are designed in a number of styles and colors that make them fun to wear.
Even though the socks are designed to gently squeeze kids’ legs to help with circulation, most children don’t even notice they are wearing them.
More importantly, ComproGear Compression Stockings provide necessary support in all the areas your children will need them the most. Considering how rough and carefree children can be, these socks will offer some much-needed protection from injuries.
These socks are effective and have many benefits beyond sports. They can be worn all day long and for many activities.
Here are some steps to take when wearing your compression socks:
- Wear Your ComproGear Socks First Thing in the Morning: When you first wake up, your feet are not likely to be swollen yet and this will make it easier for you to put on your compression stockings. Keep your legs in their horizontal position or even a little bit elevated when putting on your compression socks. You can rest your feet on a pillow to help with elevation.
- Sprinkle Some Talcum Powder or Cornstarch Over Your Legs: Moist legs make it harder to put on compression socks. After cleaning your legs, dry them, then sprinkle some talcum powder or cornstarch over your calves and feet. This will help to absorb excess moisture on your legs and make it easier for you to pull up the socks.
- Bundle Up the Sock: To put on compression gear easily, turn its top inside out. Then make sure the toe is on the right side out.
- Slide Your Toes into the Compression Socks: Carefully put your toes into the far end of your socks. Make sure the toes of the socks are evenly aligned with your toes.
- Pull the Sock Over Your Heel: With your toe holding the sock’s bottom in place, pull the sock from the bottom over your heel. Now your foot should be in the sock.
- Slide the Sock Over Your Leg: With your palms, slowly draw the sock up over your calf. When you do this, the top part that is inside-out will roll upward and become the right-side out. Try not to pull the sock from its top to get it over your leg. This makes it harder for the sock to pull up fully and puts a lot of strain on one area of the sock.
- Adjust the Sock While Drawing it Upward: As you pull the sock upward over your calf, keep it straight and very smooth. If you notice wrinkles on your sock, smooth them out as you go. Knee-length ComproGear Socks should come up to the point that is below your knee by 2 finger widths. If you are using thigh-length socks, keep pulling until it reaches the top of your thigh.
- Repeat the Same Procedure for the Other Leg. If compression stockings were prescribed for both legs, follow the same process on your other leg. The socks should come up to the same point on both of your legs.
Sit on a chair or on the edge of the bed.
Putting on your compression gear can be quite tasking, and is made more difficult if you cannot effortlessly reach your feet. To make this easier, you should sit on a chair or on the edge of the bed so that you can easily bend down and reach your feet.
Use rubber or latex gloves.
Having a firm grip on the compression socks to pull them upward can be quite difficult. Sometimes wearing rubber or latex gloves make it easier to clasp onto the socks. Both dishwashing gloves or medical latex gloves can work equally well.
Make use of sock aids.
If you find it hard to bend over or reach your feet when attempting to put on your compression socks, you should consider getting a sock aid. A sock aid is a device that has frames shaped in the form of a foot. Usually, you put the sock over the sock aid first, which allows you to easily slide your foot in. After making sure the sock is well placed on your foot, you then take off the aid.
Keep your feet elevated.
If your feet are swollen and making it hard for you to wear your ComproGear Socks, try to elevate them above your heart for about 10 minutes. You can do this by lying on your bed and placing your feet on a pillow to rest.
Remember to always wear your compression socks as instructed by your healthcare provider. If you’re wearing them to help improve your blood flow, you may have to wear them all day, every day. In most cases, you may only take them off when you are going to bed. If you do not wear them every day as recommended, it can make the process of putting them on more difficult.
How to Take Off Your ComproGear Socks
It is one thing to put on your ComproGear Compression Socks, and it is another thing to take them off.
The following steps will help make removing your ComproGear socks easier:
- Take Your Compression Gear Off Only at Night: Right before you go to bed, take off your stockings. That way you only have to take them off once a day.
- Pull Down the Sock From Its Top: Use both hands to pull the sock down gently from the top. This will help to pull down the sock over your calf until it is inside out. Then you can go ahead and take the sock off of your foot.
- Remove the Socks with a Medical Dressing Stick: If removing your compression stockings with your hands turns out to be too difficult for you, you can get a medical dressing stick. These sticks are great for people who cannot reach their feet easily or for those who find it hard to get the socks past their ankles and/or feet. This dressing stick grips the sock for you and pushes it downwards off your foot. It does require some arm strength, so some people may still find it hard to remove their sock, even when using this tool.
- Wash Your Compression Stockings After Each Use: After using your compression socks, hand wash them in warm water with laundry soap. Roll them in a towel to wring out the excess water, then hang them up so they can dry properly. It is important to have more than one pair of stockings so you can have another pair ready if the other isn’t yet clean and dry.
Compression Sock Aids
Putting on compression gear can be a headache sometimes, but they’re still very important to wear. To ease this difficulty, you can try compression sock aids. There are two types of aids: Fabric and Rigid.
Fabric Compression Sock Aids:
This aid is made with a slipper-like fabric. It is designed to help when wearing slide open-toe style socks over your feet and legs. Usually, they are more flexible and easier to load than their associate sock aid. You will still have to bend over to reach your foot when using this aid.
Rigid Compression Sock Aids:
This aid is made using a plastic semi-circular tube and two ribbons or handles attached on either side.
Sometimes there’s a plastic-coated frame that stands on the floor for you.
The handles make it easier for you to put on the stockings if you cannot bend and reach your feet comfortably.
Some of the popular styles of compression sock aids include Dorking, Brevetti, Batty, and Etac.
Compression Socks benefit every age from kids to seniors.
It is important to know the best way to put them on and how to remove them safely and effectively.
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