Travel Compression Socks
Compression Socks are a great way to prevent DVT. Many people wear compression socks when they travel, as DVT is most common after extended flying
Our graduated Compression Flight Socks, sometimes called "Flight Stockings", are made with new technology that is specially tapered to suit your leg shape with the greatest compression being at the ankle and gradually less and less compression towards the top. This creates a pulsating effect to increase circulation of body fluids and assists in the prevention of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis). With a graduated compression of 15-20mmHg, the sock also has a wide elastic band at the top that is sized to prevent cutting the blood circulation to your leg. Are you:
- Over 40 years of age?
- Taking a flight longer that 6 hours?
- Taking an oral contraceptive pill?
- A smoker?
- Working in an environment where you are sitting for long periods of time?
- A previous/current cancer sufferer?
- A varicose veins sufferer?
- Recovering from surgery?
- Likely to have blood disorders?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then you are at risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis and would find Graduated Compression Flight Socks greatly beneficial to reduce that risk. Perhaps you are an athlete on a sports trip and require proper recovery to assist in the removal of lactic acid from your body, or maybe you simply wish to decrease the effects of jet lag. Graduated Compression Flight Socks can assist your general wellbeing. It is highly important that the correct size of the Compression Flight Socks are worn to ensure the correct amount of pressure is applied for best results. To find out your correct sock size use a tape to measure around the narrowest part of your leg (approx 5cm from the centre of your ankle bone) and record the measurement. If the results lie in between two sizes, it is better to choose the larger size.