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Why Compression Socks Are Important

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If you have just come from the doctor with a diagnosis of edema, thrombosis, phlebitis or the like, then no doubt he told you to wear compression socks.  These special socks are designed to help increase the blood flow in your legs, which helps to ease circulation problems. 

Compression socks also come in different lengths.  From ankle to knee, to thigh highs, and even those that go all the way up the leg and secure at the top with a belt.  Your doctor will advise of the proper length in most cases.  Individuals who deal with the aftereffects of deep vein thrombosis often use the longer stockings. 

Many types of these socks have an open toe usually called an “inspection toe” This allows you to see the toes without removing the socks.  For those dealing with post-surgery situations, or issues such as diabetes, having access to the toes is very important.

If you are looking for the best prices, then contact a trusted medical site or store.  Not only can you quickly check prices at multiple stores with just a click of a button, but you can also read helpful reviews from other customers.  When shopping for compression socks online, the only thing you need to watch out for is shipping charges.  A hefty shipping and handling fee can make your great bargain not much of a savings deal after all.  Some stores offer shipping for as little as a few dollars, so keep your eyes peeled.

Something as small as a sock can have a positive effect on your quality of life, so don’t wait too long to buy these health items.  If you have been told that you need compression socks, find a store online that give you plenty of options in size, shipping and price.

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