Compression socks are an excellent accessory for helping reduce ankle swelling because they provide targeted compression in the feet, ankles, and lower legs. Swollen feet and ankles are usually caused by a build-up of pressure and fluid leaks in your capillaries, also known as Edema. This swelling occurs when greater than average amounts of fluid collect in body tissues. Peripheral Edema is a condition that impacts your ankles. However, it can also develop in the legs, arms, feet, and hands.
Edema develops slowly, but several indicators signal symptoms of the condition. These symptoms include stiff joints, aches, puff eyes, legs, hands, feet, and firm, shiny shin. Edema also develops due to heart complications, kidney issues, liver problems, and diet. Suppose any of these conditions become present without addressing them for too long. In that case, you may end up experiencing worsened circulation, permanent kidney complications, heart disease, and infections.
Fortunately, accessories like compression socks can help restart the blood flow that has been halted because of these symptoms that lead to these complexities in the body. As a result of their targeted compression properties, they'll help eliminate or reduce any swelling that has developed. Because they're tight at the bottom, compression socks can force the sedentary blood to pool around the ankles back towards the heart so that new blood can circulate through that area. In addition to lowering swelling, they'll help alleviate any discomfort.
Swelling in the ankles is initially caused when the blood vessels start leaking in the surrounding area. After a continuous build-up of fluid, inflammation starts to become more apparent. Wearing compression socks before experiencing these conditions can prevent Edema from occurring altogether. However, even if you are already experiencing Edema symptoms, compression socks can jumpstart your circulation. As a result, they may help lower any swelling you may be experiencing. Studies conducted on a group of airline passengers have shown that wearing graduated compression socks reduces the amount of swelling the participants experienced. On top of that, passengers also reported lower leg pain levels, better energy levels, and the ability to concentrate more effectively and sleep better after the flight.
These socks are an effective remedy because they apply the most pressure around the ankle area. This allows them to squeeze your veins and force the blood stuck in that area toward your heart. They're functional for wearing throughout the day and can be worn as early as you wake up. However, you'll want to remove them while sleeping to give your lower legs a break. Continual efforts that may help reduce swelling while you sleep or rest include slightly elevating your leg(s). Due to the elevation, sedentary blood is less likely to pool in the lower legs, ankles, and feet.
Socks that can Help
The Infinite Mid-Calf Recovery Compression Socks
Designed for running, recovery, and everything in between, the Infinite compression sock will make your feet feel like they're stepping on clouds. This mid-calf sock wraps your lower legs with a snug feel and helps relieve the pain you might experience from shin splints and calf aches. They also feature a seamless toe box with plenty of room for wide feet. Lastly, this sock's knit padding is strategically positioned in the heel and the ball of the foot for improved energy absorption.
The Performance Crew Compression Socks
The Performance crew compression sock is made to feel like you're getting a foot massage. Their long-lasting compression properties comfortably wrap your foot and lower calf while allowing you to experience advanced arch and ankle support. They also feature a sleek and seamless toebox with an accommodating fit that offers enough room for wide feet. Lastly, this sock's knit padding is strategically positioned in the heel and the ball of the foot for improved energy absorption.
The Joule Ankle Compression Socks
The Joule ankle compression socks are the perfect support solution when you want a barefoot feel. They offer targeted compression where you need it most while helping to facilitate a quicker recovery.
Key Features for Our Shocks:
- Provides freedom to spread your toes
- Easy to put on and take off
- Reduces compression at the opening, so it doesn't indent the skin
- Seamless design creates a flattering look and a comfortable fit
- American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance
- Supports a quicker and stronger recovery
- Patented engineered knit is designed with premium and durable performance yarns that outlast other half-sole dance shoes
- Our padding on the ball of the foot improves metatarsal comfort without extra thickness