Compression socks are becoming more and more mainstream these days. The benefits of wearing compression socks are well documented for a variety of circumstances and offer a wide range of health benefits.
Whether you are just learning about the many benefits of compression socks or have been looking for the right compression socks for your unique needs, we have compiled the ultimate compression socks pressure guide to help you choose your perfect Pear.
How Do Compression Socks Work?
Compression socks are specially designed and manufactured stockings that essentially apply pressure or “squeeze” your lower legs to reduce swelling, improve circulation, and prevent blood clots and other venous problems.
Graduated compression socks work by applying the appropriate amount of gradual pressure to the lower leg, with tighter pressure around the ankles and lower or loosening pressure as the socks reach up to the knee area.
By applying this targeted and gradual pressure, compression socks stockings help your blood vessels work better. By helping to increase the circulation and blood flow to and from your lower extremities, your muscles get a frequent supply of oxygen-rich blood, helping to keep your legs from getting tired and achy.
High-quality compression socks also ease swelling in your feet and ankles and can help with the treatment and prevention of varicose veins. The gentle and effective compression makes it hard for fluid and blood to pool in your veins and prevents swelling and the formation of blood clots.
It has been shown that certain dysautonomia symptoms, including light headedness, fainting, low blood pressure, tachycardia, fatigue, and muscle pain caused by blood pooling in the legs can all be minimized by wearing graduated compression socks regularly.
Who Can Benefit From Wearing Compression Socks?
At Pear, our mission is to help all women feel their best by helping them achieve health and wellness through cute and comfortable compression socks! Every aspect of our design and manufacturing process was carried out with comfort, function, and style in mind.
We make graduated compression socks for women who:
- Are at risk for circulatory problems, like DVT, varicose veins, or diabetes
- Have recently had surgery
- Spend long hours sitting, whether in the office, at home, or traveling
- Who stand for long hours at work
- Are athletes
- Are pregnant or postpartum
- Suffer from Dysautonomia
Compression socks can help improve your overall health, quality of life, and provide you with relief from discomfort and pain. The most common benefits of wearing compression socks are:
- Increased circulation
- Helps to reduce edema (swelling) in the legs, ankles, and calves
- Easing discomfort and edema from pregnancy
- Reduces pain and other symptoms associated with varicose veins and skin ulcers
- Preventing blood clots and discomfort from airline travel
- Improved cardiovascular performance
- Reduces sore and aching feet from standing
- Keeps legs feeling active and invigorated while sitting for long period of time
- Aids in recovery following surgery or other medical procedure
- Providing relief from aches, pains, and fatigue
- Preventing soreness after exercise
If you believe that compression socks can help you, the next step is choosing your #PerfectPear. Graduated compression socks for women are available in varying degrees of compression.
What Level of Compression Socks Do I Need?
Graduated compression socks are available in three compression levels. The amount of pressure provided by a compression sock is measured in "millimeters of Mercury" and is abbreviated as “mmHg.”
30-40 mmHg Compression Socks
This is the firmest level of pressure available in compression socks. They are generally considered to be medical-grade and are used to treat conditions like lymphedema, DVT, and other moderate to severe medical conditions. They are usually prescribed by a medical professional and it is recommended that you are properly fitted for a compression garment of this strength.
20-30 mmHg Compression Socks
This mid-range pressure level is also best used only when recommended or prescribed by your doctor or other medical professional. They are commonly used to help manage moderate leg pain, venous ulcerations, moderate edema, and other medical conditions affecting the lower extremities. Be sure to consult with a medical professional before wearing 20-30 mmHg compression socks.
15-20 mmHg Compression Socks
The most recommended and safe level of pressure to wear daily is 15-20 mmHg graduated compression socks. At this level of pressure, you do not need a prescription or doctor’s referral.
This level of compression is recommended to treat minor and occasional swelling and to prevent edema and the risk of venous issues during pregnancy, travel, and prolonged periods of standing and sitting.
In most cases, this is the ideal level of compression for most women who have not been prescribed compression garments by a physician. Pear Compression makes the highest quality 15-20 mmHg compression socks and are available in stylish patterns to keep you looking as great as you will feel wearing them!
Are Compression Socks Comfortable?
At Pear Compression, we are on a mission to help all women experience the benefits of wearing compression socks! We know that healthy routines and practices are the best way to maintain any lifestyle choice or healthy habit!
We decided to make compression wear that is not only comfortable, but also flattering and stylish, making it easy to add to your routine and lifestyle. Our socks were made for you to wear throughout your day-to-day activities and have been carefully crafted for versatility and style, perfect for any outfit and any occasion!
Our seamless socks are easy to pull on and off, and comfortable enough to wear all day. Our team has worked hard to design a premium compression sock using quality materials and Italian manufacturing. Our seamless 360-degree technology and graduated compression reduce swelling, improve circulation, and increase energy for gentle yet effective support.
Advanced compression technology and materials from ethically sourced Italian-manufacturers ensures Pear compression socks are of the highest quality and produced with respect and compliance to corporate social responsibility guidelines. Pear compression socks are made from materials that are certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex®, meaning our materials are verified to be free of chemicals and materials known to be toxic or otherwise harmful.
Your #PerfectPear of compression socks is waiting for you!