Compression stockings offer wearers a dose of firm compression to keep circulation functioning properly through elastic and rubber fibers. Despite the strength in these garments, a gentle hand is required when cleaning your compression socks and stockings. Compression stockings should be hand washed after every wearing. Putting your socks and stockings in the washing machine even once can result in stretching of the fibers, which vastly reduces their effectiveness.
Cleaning Compression Socks:
- Take a small basin or tub and fill will cool water.
- Dip the stockings into the water and remove.
- Add mild detergent to the water and use your hand to circulate the soap thoroughly.
- Once finished, place the stockings back in the water and detergent mix and let them soak for anywhere between five and ten minutes.
- With your hands, gently rub the stockings together to remove any dirt or oil before squeezing them out gently.
- Rinse to remove any soap. DO NOT pull or twist stockings.
- Once you have squeezed out all of the water, lay each pair of compression socks or stockings on a flat surface to dry in a cool or warm place. DO NOT place in the machine dryer. This will ruin your stockings.
- Fold and store for the next usage.
Following these steps diligently will ensure your stockings stay effective for up to a year.
For women in need of compression socks and stockings for their circulation troubles, the spring and summer months can provide endless days of sunshine that serve to tempt them to skip compression stockings. Consistent use has been shown to be the number one determining factor for the effectiveness of compression stocking technology. Wearing your socks, leggings or stockings daily is a discipline that will save you years of discomfort and significantly reduce the appearance of varicose veins. The gorgeous summer dresses, skirts and bikini’s of spring and summer all too often result in women reneging on their compression diligence.
Well, fall is here. Temperatures and hem lines are dropping. The trouser pant look is trending. Suddenly, you have no excuse for neglecting compression stocking diligence. No longer do you have to obsess about how your stockings or leggings look under your favorite summer dress. In fact, while you transition from summer to fall, compression leggings will work perfectly under that summer dress! Open toed stockings give you the opportunity to enjoy your favorite summer shoes until the absolute last minute.
Fall means chunky sweaters, solid pants and stockings. For the best vein and circulation care out there, swap out traditional stockings for compression stockings and feel the difference every day!
Statistics show that up to 60% of Americans suffer from the pain and aggravation of varicose veins. Varicose veins are essentially blood vessels that have become enlarged and twisted. Frequently these veins are linked to faulty vessels, a condition that can result in a number of conditions and intense discomfort. Additionally, it is this twisting that causes the tell-tale bulging that’s associated with the condition. While, compression socks and stockings can go a long way towards making the condition more comfortable to live with, prevention is your best bet.
When it comes to preventing varicose veins from appearing in the first place, the two biggest things people can do is monitor their weight and regularly exercise. Studies show that being overweight and living a sedentary lifestyle are two of the biggest contributing factors. Diet and exercise can save you tons of struggles!
In terms of treatment, the options are limited. Comfortability and relief from the physical discomfort can be achieved with compression stocking technology. These garments will greatly reduce the swelling and aches of varicose veins. Additionally, compression socks work to prevent further outbreaks. Medically, sufferers can look into laser treatments to reduce the appearance of these veins. Laser treatments will not solve the problem, but they can reduce the appearance and help with feel self conscious. If appearance is a concern, we recommend that.
Do what you can to prevent this condition and then invest in a pair of compression socks to deal with veins that have already become enlarged!