to people dancing at the beach in compression socks. Three reasons you should be wearing medical grade compression

Medical grade compression is one of the most beneficial effects that you can receive from support. It is estimated that 92 per cent of the adult population will receive notable health benefits from wearing them! If you're unsure if they are right for you, here are three reasons you should be wearing medical-grade compression stockings.


First, what is medical-grade?

Medical-grade compression adheres to medical compression standards. It is designed to shape to your anatomy, targeting the nerves and circulatory system to activate the muscles and boost your blood flow.

This is especially important in your legs to assist in the prevention and management of a wide range of conditions, including spider veins, varicose veins, and deep vein thrombosis.


Three reasons you should be wearing medical-grade compression

1. Improve circulation and muscle function

Our bodies have a complex circulatory system that pumps blood from the heart to the tissues and then back. The heart moves blood across most of the body with relative ease. But once the blood hits the veins, it can require a bit of extra help.

That's where the ankles and calves come in. This muscle assists with pumping the blood in your legs all the way back up to your heart.

Problems arise when you’re sitting all day at a desk or when you're standing on your feet for an extended period of time. Those muscles aren’t active, and the blood pools in your legs. In the short term, it can lead to temporary muscle fatigue, cramping, and swelling. But in the long term, if you don't take any precautions, it can cause spider veins and varicose veins

Think of it this way. Your legs are a roadmap. When everything is working properly, there are main roads that move your blood up from the ankles to the hip, where your heart takes over.

The effects of medical grade compression on varicose veins

However, due to lifestyle choices, these turn into small roads with lanes where the blood gets stuck. The effect of medical-grade compression clears the traffic jam, helping your muscles push the deoxygenated blood back up to the heart. 

The result is more oxygen to the muscles, reduced swelling, and less discomfort.


2. They prevent varicose veins and spider veins

Spider veins and varicose veins develop when the tiny valves in the veins stop closing properly. The cause of valve failure is most often genetic or age-related, but factors like a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet increase your risk. 

If left unaddressed, varicose veins can cause more serious conditions like stasis dermatitis, DVT, and ulcers.

The use of compression socks while at work and during travel, may help to reduce these risks now and well into the future. 

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3. Recovery and fatigue management

Swelling, sore muscles, and cramps can often stem from the same core issue, which is a lack of oxygen being supplied to the muscle tissue.

Medical grade compression acts like an anatomical funnel, squeezing congested veins and activating the muscles for a better venous return. 


To sum up

Medical-grade compression improves circulation and muscle function, which in turn helps you fight fatigue, swelling, and vein disorders like varicose and spider veins.


More information

If you require assistance selecting the right product for your needs or wearing the brace, call us on 1300 668 466 or contact us via live chat.

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Bauerfeind was founded in 1929, and since then, we've worked tirelessly to develop and improve our extensive range of braces, insoles, and compression products. Our mission is to provide you with top-of-the-line supports so you can reach your fitness goals or live life without pain holding you back.

Every product is produced entirely in our facilities in Germany with the guidance of doctors, clinics, and orthopaedic technicians.


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