How do compression socks or stockings work? Graduated compression?

How Do Compression Works?

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How Do Compression Works?

Benefits of wearing compression socks? To answer this question, we must know the mechanism of our veins and how compression socks can help improve blood circulation, lymph drainage, and reduce risk of thromboembolism (i.e. blood clots).   How do our leg veins work? Our leg muscles and organs need oxygenated blood and nutrients provided by our blood vessels. This is a closed circuit which have a specific volume and flow of blood. This is why proper blood circulation is so important. Arteries carry oxygenated blood to our organs and tissues and veins carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart and...

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