Reasons to Consider Thigh-High Compression Stockings
Compression socks can help you feel better and even improve certain medical conditions. People who work long shifts on their feet or who have circulatory issues often wear compression socks for plenty of reasons. No matter your personal reason for wearing compression stockings, it’s important to weigh which type is best for you. Check out this guide to the top reasons to consider thigh-high compression stockings.
They improve circulation
All compression socks help with circulation, but thigh-highs provide even more circulatory support. They stretch further up the leg than regular compression socks, so they can take effect on more of the leg. Improved circulation throughout the entire leg is more beneficial to people with more severe and chronic circulatory issues than improved circulation to only part of the leg. You may be able to be achieve this with thigh-high compression socks. Talk to your doctor about the benefits of improved circulation and how thigh-high compression stockings may help.
They’re easy to wear
Thigh-high compression stockings are easy to wear with any outfit. They go up high enough that they’ll look like a natural part of any outfit—you can even wear them with dresses. They also fit comfortably beneath pants. Plus, they’re versatile and easy to put on and take off. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that makes putting on socks, such as arthritis, you can use a stocking donner to easily put on the stockings.
They can help with medical conditions and discomfort
Thigh-high compression stockings may be able to provide a bit of relief from certain medical conditions, such as edema, varicose veins, and deep vein thrombosis. They’re known to reduce swelling and ease tension on the muscles, which can provide a feeling of relief and increased productivity of the circulatory system. Always talk to your doctor about your specific condition and severity before self-treating or symptom-managing. They may need to write a prescription for a higher level of compression stockings than is available over the counter.
If you're interested in trying out thigh-high compression stockings, check out Jomi Compression's variety, and talk to a medical professional to get a recommendation or prescription for the correct compression level.
- Elyse Aufmann