Why Compression Socks?
Venous stasis is a common condition in which the flow of blood from the legs to the heart is abnormal.
Most people assume that the heart pumps blood out to the legs and then pumps it back. Actually, the heart only pumps the blood out. Leg muscles pump it back. Every time a leg muscle tightens (contracts), it squeezes the leg veins flat. Blood is pushed through the veins like toothpaste being squeezed from a tube.
Standard graduated compression sock design and how it works.
When a person slips on a Jiani sock, his or her legs will feel instantly supported and comfortable, but the real benefit of wearing graduated compression socks happens at a deeper level. All Jiani socks use the science of standard graduated compression. Compression is strongest at the ankle and gradually decreases to the leg. The socks actually act as a layer of muscle, gently squeezing stretched vein walls. This built-in feature helps fight the force of gravity and circulate the blood back to the heart more efficiently. When blood is properly circulated it provides much-needed oxygen and nutrients to tired muscles that have been deprived during a workout. It helps muscles regenerate more efficiently, as well as helps remove any lactic acid that is built up. Today's athletes understand that true graduated compression helps their performance, training, and recovery.
Who should wear gradient compression hosiery?
People who have or are experiencing any of the following conditions can benefit from wearing gradient compression hosiery:
- Tired, aching, fatigued legs
- Swollen feet, ankles, and legs
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Moderate to severe varicose veins
- Expectant mothers
- Family history of venous leg disorders