Compression socks can reduce swelling, blood clots, and even improve athletic performance " here's how to know if they're right for you

Published Apr 08 2021 at 3:49 AM GMT
  • Compression socks, also known as compression stockings, are socks of various lengths that apply pressure to promote blood flow in your leg veins.
  • They're typically tighter at the ankles and get looser as they go up the leg.
  • They can be purchased over the counter or prescribed by a doctor.
  • Here is how compression socks work, their benefits, and possible side effects.
  • How compression socks work "The veins of the legs have to return blood upstream right up to the heart," says Minesh Kahtri, MD, a nephrologist at NYU Langone Health.


  • Published Apr 8, 2021 3:49 AM GMT