How pear compression socks can help you
DISCOVER DIFFERENT USES & BENEFITS FOR PEAR COMPRESSION SOCKS
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes and adaptations. One of the more prominent changes is the added weight around your abdomen and onto your pelvic floor. This additional weight can sometimes lead to added pressure on your veins around your uterus. This added pressure may restrict blood flow towards your feet and legs, which could result in inflammation and discomfort in your lower extremities.
Also, when blood flow is restricted in your veins, it can result in varicose veins (or worse, blood clots) due to the extra effort involved in trying to exchange and replenish blood from your lower legs to your heart.
Doctors commonly recommend wearing a light-medium compression sock during pregnancy to help prevent and reduce any swelling in the lower legs.
Wearing Pear compression socks will help ensure that your blood is being exchanged more easily and efficiently from your feet to your heart. This should help reduce any swelling and pain associated with pregnancy-related edema, as well as to prevent varicose veins and blood-clotting.
At Pear, we know there are many uncomfortable symptoms associated with pregnancy. But we hope our compression socks can help provide you with a bit of relief in your lower extremities so you can get even more enjoyment out of your maternity journey.
It is also common for women to experience fluid retention in the days after giving birth. Thankfully, Pear Compression socks can help you get back to feeling normal in style. Wearing our knee-high compression socks after giving birth will help you relieve any fluid retention in the feet and ankles and will provide you with more energy as you take on this exciting new chapter of your life.
Lymph is a fluid that essentially cleans our tissues and organs by ridding them of toxins and replenishing them with nutrients.
Moreover, the lymphatic system is vital to our immunity as it plays an essential role in providing
immune responses to harmful micro-organisms and pathogens.
Since our lymphatic system doesn't have a central pump like our heart, it is primarily moved through use of our muscles.
A central issue in the proper functioning of our lymphatic system arises when lymph does not continuously move through the body. Aside from Lymphedema- a medical condition in which lymph fluid builds up in the body, causing severe swelling- milder stagnation can occur in anyone as a result of common factors. Issues such as stress, compromised sleep, lack of movement, poor diet/ digestion, dehydration, infection, environmental toxins and even emotional trauma all have the capacity to lower our body’s ability to move lymph.
There are several symptoms that can be felt by poor lymph circulation, varying from feeling tired or experiencing brain fog, having poor gut health, or experiencing gastrointestinal pain or cramping.
Fortunately, there are many ways to improve your body's lymphatic system, and one of the most effortless ways happens to be wearing compression socks on a regular basis.
Compression applies force on the muscles, which then pushes lymph through the system and away from the lower legs. With regular use of compression socks, lymphatic flow toward the torso increases, and chronic issues start to become mitigated. Compression socks can be paired with other drainage methods to increase overall efficacy. Wearing compression socks when walking or exercising, for example, is a great way to provide an added boost of lymphatic support.
Moreover, compression socks are a simple way to be proactive against stagnation when engaging in activities that are likely to cause inflammation and swelling such as flying and working long shifts on your feet.
Exercise & Recovery
When you are exercising and exerting yourself physically, your heart rate will likely speed up in its effort to pump freshly oxygenated blood into your arteries more frequently. This is because, as you physically exert your body, oxygen and other nutrients from your blood is required at the muscular and cellular level to help your body perform movements. Getting the blood and oxygen to your limbs is one of the easier tasks for your heart. However, getting that blood back towards your heart to replenish with new oxygen is more difficult. You can thank gravity for that!
The further the blood is away from the heart, the more difficult it is to replenish. Thankfully, your muscles also act as a pump during exercise to help replenish your blood more efficiently. However, this means your muscles are working even harder as they try to perform your exercise and send blood back to the heart. Research has shown that wearing compression socks during your performance can assist your muscles in the replenishing process. This results in less damage to the muscles, and less inflammation after exercise.
Now that you know that compression socks can help your muscles replenish blood more efficiently, it may appear obvious to you how this could help with your recovery.
By improving your circulation and easing some stress from your muscles during and after exercise, your body is able to recover more quickly. The added boost in circulation from your compression socks helps mitigate & relieve any lingering symptoms from lactic acid build-up, muscle cramps and aches, and inflammation. Wearing Pear compression socks during today's workout will make tackling tomorrows workout a little easier.
Simply put, edema is another term for swelling, which occurs when excess fluid gets trapped in the body tissues. This fluid may be the result of injuries, or it may be a side effect of pregnancy, lack of movement, or poor blood circulation.
More serious causes of edema include complications related to diabetes, varicose veins, deep vein blood clots, and other medical conditions.
Pear compression socks can help treat the symptoms associated with edema by applying gentle pressure on your veins to help generate more blood flow and improve your circulation.
In turn, this will help decrease fluid retention in the legs and feet by encouraging a healthy and natural flow of blood from the feet towards your heart. Pear compression socks will also help relieve any pain caused by the excess fluid. This relief may also help you be able to move more easily, and as a result, will further improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
For best results, you should put on your Pear compression socks as soon as you wake up, after lying flat all night. This way, your legs will be less swollen and it will be easier to get the socks on. You can wear your compression socks all day, but should remove them before bed so you don't restrict any circulation while your legs are at heart level.
Sitting or Standing
Whether you're someone who: (a) works in healthcare and spends long days on your feet, (b) is glued to your office chair for most of the day, or (c) has busy, sometimes unpredictable, days that leave you feeling drained by the end, Pear compression socks can help you!
Sitting or standing for long periods of the day can result in fluid retention in your lower extremities. This is due to the fact that your body has to work extra hard to try and replenish blood all the way from your feet towards your heart against gravity and without the help of muscle contractions.
This can cause strain on your veins as they constrict more and more to try and increase the blood flow rate. Having over constricted veins can sometimes lead to some unpleasant side effects, such as high-blood pressure, blood clotting, DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), and varicose veins.
Wearing compression socks throughout the day will provide assistance to both your veins and muscles so they can more easily pump blood back towards your heart. Compression socks work by applying an external pressure to your lower extremities, and essentially providing a boost to your body's natural blood pump and lymphatic system.
In addition to helping reduce the strain on your vascular system, wearing compression socks daily is proven to help you feel less lethargic and gives you a natural boost in energy.
Whether you're traveling by plane, train, or car, chances are you will not be moving around much during that time. Sitting for long periods of time can cause circulation between your heart and lower legs to slow down, which can lead to blood and fluid pooling in the lower legs and feet. If circulation is not happening efficiently, you may experience swelling, tingling, and discomfort. The reduced circulation can also lead to deep vein clotting, which could put you at a higher risk for pulmonary embolisms and other dangerous medical conditions. Doctor's commonly recommend compression socks for extended periods of travel to help improve blood circulation and make your travel experience more comfortable.
Wearing Pear's Knee-High Compression socks will make your travel journey much more enjoyable. You won't have to worry about dealing with swollen or tender feet & legs. Instead, you can on focus making the most of your adventure while it lasts. Just remember to throw a pair (or two) of your favourite Pear compression socks into your carry-on and let us take care of the rest!
Our high-quality graduated compression socks will provide you with the most gentle yet effective support, promoting healthy blood flow from your feet to your heart.
Pear Compression socks will also help prevent varicose veins & lactic acid build up so that your legs don't feel tired once you arrive to your destination.
Varicose Vein Prevention & Relief
Varicose veins are veins that have a darker, more prominent, appearance just beneath the surface of the skin. They occur when blood collects within the vein instead of flowing smoothly back towards the heart. They are most visible in the feet and legs since blood flowing to your heart from these lower extremities has a longer distance to travel and is working against gravity.
Varicose veins are usually accompanied by some form of mild pain and discomfort. This discomfort is usually worse by the end of the day, after spending time standing on your feet.
Varicose veins can present mildly, but in some cases, can require operation to help ease the pain. More severe cases of varicose veins are often related to a genetic predisposition.
Thankfully, there are ways to help prevent the onset or worsening of varicose veins. One of the most common ways women manage and prevent varicose vein symptoms is by wearing compression socks.
Doctors commonly recommend wearing compression socks to help improve your blood flow and circulation and to prevent excess strain on your veins. Wearing compression socks is a great way to prevent the formation of varicose veins, and can also help reduce their appearance and any related pain.
Wearing compression socks throughout long shifts has been a common practice for years for healthcare workers, and it is now becoming more common in other industries as well.
Wearing Pear compression socks will help you prevent the formation of varicose veins and can provide you with relief if you are already experiencing symptoms.
Pear offers the cutest compression sock styles so that you have no trouble making them a staple in your wardrobe and an every day essential.