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How Do You Choose Compression Socks?

Before you buy a pair of the best plantar fasciitis socks, you need to know what you’re looking for. There are several important considerations to consider: size, material, mmHg rating, and comfort level. Read on for some helpful advice. Also, consider how long you want to wear the socks before washing them. Compression socks can help prevent leg aches and increase energy. If you have a tight budget, you should consider buying less expensive pairs if you’re not in a hurry.


Compression Socks

There are many reasons why you need to buy the right size of compression socks. People with lymphedema often use too large compression stockings or socks, and they may not need the plus size leggings or stockings. But the worst mistake you can make is to stick with your old pairs of socks and stockings. It can undo any progress you’ve made! When you’re first starting out with compression garments, the size is very important!


There are many different types of material for compression socks. These can vary widely in compression levels and are best used for sports or everyday wear. While nylon socks tend to be durable and fast-drying, rayon socks tend to be silky and light. Wool is another popular material that’s naturally moisture-wicking, and Lycra is a synthetic material. Microfiber fabrics are a hybrid of natural and synthetic materials, and most compression socks contain spandex for stretch. Some are even treated with SmartSilver, which is an antimicrobial treatment that bonds silver ions to the fabric at a molecular level to reduce odors. Other features of compression socks include SmartSilver antimicrobial treatment, which binds silver ions to the fabric to help reduce odors and reinforce the sock against holes.

mmHg rating

Compression socks are designed with different levels of pressure on the legs. A higher compression level means more pressure is applied to the legs while a lower compression level means less pressure. The mmHg rating helps determine which level is most appropriate for different types of users. The mmHg rating of compression socks should be the primary guide when purchasing a pair. For more information, you can read our article on the mmHg rating.

Comfort level

There are several things to consider when choosing compression socks. Most of these socks are marked with a compression level, which is tied to the type of use they are meant to perform. However, people’s needs vary widely and it is important to know what type of compression level is right for you. For this reason, it is crucial to consider the comfort level of the socks before deciding which ones to buy. There are a variety of different compression levels available, and the size of your feet will also play a role in choosing the right pair of socks.

Placement on leg

Compression socks are a great way to increase blood flow to the lower legs. Not only will the socks make the blood flow easier, but they will also help prevent the formation of blood clots. Because poor circulation can lead to painful and even dangerous conditions, compression socks are an essential tool for those who suffer from venous insufficiency. Compression socks are specially designed to apply gentle pressure to the lower legs, forcing blood to flow upward through the deep veins and back to the heart.