Compression socks are no longer only used in medical fields, but it is also slowly gaining track among athletes, travelers, and professionals whose work entails a lot of standing and walking. The reason compression socks are growing in popularity is that, apart from being fashionable and instrumental in maintaining blood circulation, it also helps in minimizing muscle fatigue.
What is the best way of putting on compression sock?
One interesting thing about compression socks is that there is a wrong and right way of putting it on. Understanding how to properly wear compression socks (the step-by-step procedure) will not only help you achieve its maximum benefits, but it will also prevent fabric damages.
Here is a step-by-step procedure for wearing compression socks.
- Check and ensure that the socks is in its wrong side out.
- Get seated weather on the chair, floor, or on the edge of the bed.
- Once you are comfortably seated, insert your right arm into the socks and let your palm touch the sock’s heel.
- Pinch the soak’s heel using your thumb and palm
- Now use your left arm to pull the sock’s top part down your arm towards your finger tips turning it the wrong-side-up.
- Stop pulling when the sock’s top part reaches your thumb
- Place your foot in position and start rolling the sock back up toward your knees.
- If the compression sock’s length goes past your knee, fold it to its rightful position (below the knee)
- Make sure that the sock is not bunched or wrinkled.
What are the tricks of putting on compression socks?
Putting on compression socks can be a struggle, especially when rolling it over the heel thanks to its tightly fitting nature. Here are some pointers on how to make the entire process smoother and easier.
- Put it on in the morning before starting your day.
- You can also powder your leg to make it easy to roll it up.
- Place the sock on your toes and then roll it up your leg.
- Clear wrinkle from the toes up
What is easiest way to put on compression socks?
The easiest way to wear compression socks is by using cornstarch or talcum powder. Just apply it over your legs and ankles before rolling the socks over your legs. The powder makes it easy for the sock to slide over your skin.
Compression socks have many benefits, including; improving blood circulation, preventing swelling, and relaxing muscles. However, maximum benefits can only be realized if we follow the right procedures of putting them on.