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travel must-have: compression socks

travel must-have: compression socks
2017/07/26 Better Blueprint
In Fashion, Travel

I swear by these for any flight over four hours...now! Compression socks are what a lot of flight attendants and pilots rock for overseas flights and even coast-to-coast travel. Some lady popped hers on during a recent left-to-east coast flight so, I asked her about them and she raved on for three minutes.

I decided to give them a try because I'm the window seat person who tries to get up just once during a flight so, circulation and swelling is always a problem.

I will be rocking them today when I jump on the plane to Los Angeles for work!

I opted for something fun with pink and aqua and 15-20 mmHg (to coordinate with my Bose cordless headphones that I don't have yet.....).

These are great if your swelling is really mild (8-15 mmHg) while the 20-30 mmHg option will likely keep the party going longer.

Read a little more below to understand which is the right option for you....

Compression education:

Generally speaking support stockings come in three medical compressions: 15-20 mmHg, 20-30 mmHg and 30-40 mmHg. Compression is expressed in mmHg (millimeters of Mercury) just the same as barometric pressure.

The recommended compression is associated with the problem or problems you are having with your legs. The 15-20 mmHg is recommended for tired, achy legs, mild swelling or mild varicose veins /spider veins. The 20-30 mmHg is recommended for moderate to severe lymphedema/edema (swelling), moderate varicose veins. The 30-40 mmHg is recommended for severe lymphedema/edema (swelling), severe varicose veins, redness or discoloration of the skin.

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