Can Compression Socks Help With Arthritis?
There are many forums on the Internet that suggest a plethora of remedies for arthritis pain relief and one of the more popular methods is using compression stockings or socks. Because of how common arthritis is, this method has become one of the most talked about.
The type of arthritis varies from person to person, but in short, it’s described as an ailment that causes mostly inflammatory issues. The severity of pain varies from person to person and in most cases be managed by pain medication. However some will suffer from debilitating pain and discomfort.
The CDC has mentioned that more than 50 million adults in the United States and Canada have been diagnosed with arthritis, and the global count for sufferers is around 350 million. Yes, one country is a 50 million chunk of the statistic. Rheumatoid, lupus, gout, and osteoarthritis are just some of the more serious forms that millions are suffering from every day. Let’s talk about compression socks and their use for relieving arthritic pain.
What Can Socks or Stocking Do for Those with Arthritis?
If you wear something with mild compression (15-20 mmHg), you can regulate and encourage blood flow within your body to ensure that you’re reliving the stiffness, furthermore this can relieve the aching in your joints. Some evidence have shown that higher compression factor can have additional pain relieve for pain as well as restless legs syndrome.
You’ll want to discuss with your doctor before investing in moderate compression socks, as they know you the best (other than you), and we can’t give medical advice over a blog.
Benefits of Compression Socks or Stockings for Patients:
- Encouragement of blood flow within your feet and legs
- Relieves stiffness, pain, and aches caused by the inflammation of arthritis
- Prevention of swelling in the legs, as well as a reduction in swelling
- Better circulation, which in return, reduces cold legs and feet
- Reduce the amount of moisture your body absorbs, which allows you to smell better and not ache as much
Compression socks and stockings typically help enough to take the edge off and allow you to function better throughout the day. They’re an inexpensive and natural option that can encourage blood flow, and help you get a bit of spring back into your once achy walk.
Please visit Pro Motion Healthcare clinic so we can measure your legs and offer you the best fit.