DVT is caused when clotting of blood occurs in the veins that are deep inside your body. It’s a very serious issues if left untreated and can even be life-threatening if a piece of a blood clot happens to break off. DVT can happen all over your body, but its appears more in your legs than anywhere else. The common symptoms are swelling, warm feeling skin, and pain. DVT is more likely to occur after you’ve had surgery or suffered an accident or injury.
Other risk factors such and tobacco and obesity can cause DVT. This can lead to serious medical issues if the blood clots travel to your lungs and could potentially block an artery. In order to avoid major complications from DVT, your Doctor might suggest you were compression socks. This will help maintain healthy blood flow in your legs and reduce swelling.
What Are Compression Socks?
Compression socks are very similar to socks you wear on an everyday basis, but they are made from a different material that has many benefits. The socks are made with elastic fabrics, usually nylon and spandex, that will fit snug around your legs and ankle. The socks will create a type of pressure that will help push fluid up your legs. The allows the blood to flow much easier back up to your heart.
Over time compression socks will improve circulation and reduce pain and swelling. Booms is recommended for people who are vulnerable to DVT because the socks may help reduce blood clots from forming inside the body. Since Booms socks are stretchy they can be worn for long periods of time and won’t be uncomfortable while still applying pressure to your legs.
According to certain studies, compression socks have shown to be very effective in managing or even preventing DVT. A trial of 1,681 participants found that 9% of people who wore compression socks pre or post-surgery developed DVT. Compared to 21% of people who did not wear compression socks.
Types Of Compression
There are some socks that will offer 8-15 mmHg. These will provide mild support and light pressure. Booms offers 15-20 mmHg in all our knee high socks. These are great for providing you with medium support and pressure. Once you go above 20 mmHg the socks tend to be very tight and difficult for some to get on and off.
We feel there is no need to apply a high degree of compression to get the job done. Usually, the physician recommends the degree of compression that is required to serve the purpose.
If you think you might be suffering from DVT its very important you speak with your Doctor. If you happen to already be using compression socks then you wanna check in with you Doctor every few months to ensure they are working. Make sure you always select a comfortable pair of compression socks since you will be wearing them all the time. Picking up a few pairs makes for a solid investment and your body will be thanking you.