As it’s summer, we’re more likely to be out and about, enjoying the weather or doing outdoor work. And whether it’s taking a long walk or doing work around the yard - it isn’t easy to be on your feet all day. Plus, there are quite a few professions in which one is required to be on his/her feet for hours at a time. Carpenters, servers, salespeople, sterile processing staff, nurses, doctors, teachers, and countless others, are normally standing, and it’s their legs and feet that pay the price. But there are ways to help ease the discomfort and health consequences that come from being on your feet all day.
The type of socks you wear actually makes a huge difference in comfort and health. Compression socks are a great option to wear when you know you’re going to be on your feet for hours, as they help with blood flow. Depending on the compression level, they can ease pain or swelling in your legs, lower the chances of getting deep vein thrombosis and prevent other circulation problems. On top of the medical benefits of compression socks, they’re just darn comfortable.
Healthmark offers some very stylish, light compression socks that are available in a variety of colors and styles. They’re also moisture-wicking and prevent odor. Healthmark also offers Swanky Athletic Socks, our compression socks with fun, nurse-specific designs.
If you’re going to be on your feet for hours, it’s definitely worth looking into some compression socks – you will not regret it!