why compression stockings?
Wearing compression stockings provide many benefits. They improve blood flow in the legs, which prevents lactic acid from building up. Wearing the wrong kind of socks has the possibility of causing an uneven circulation in the legs. This often leads to muscle soreness.
Arteries carry blood from your heart to the rest of your tissues. Veins return blood from the rest of your body to your heart, so the blood can be recirculated. To return blood to your heart, the veins in your legs must work against gravity.Muscle contractions in your lower legs act as pumps, and elastic vein walls help blood return to your heart. Tiny valves in your veins open as blood flows toward your heart then close to stopblood from flowing backward.