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Find Out Why Certain Socks Can Help Your Achy and Tired Legs During Parades

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Find Out Why Certain Socks Can Help Your Achy and Tired Legs During Parades

With Pride month coming up, it’s time to start gearing up for festivals and parades. Being festival enthusiasts ourselves, we understand the pains of standing up for hours on end walking around from booth to booth. If only we knew about how certain types of socks can considerably help lessen the pain of achy feet. Compression socks are specially-made, snug-fitting, stretchy socks. They are designed to be tight at the bottom and gradually loosen towards the top of the leg.  Aching and tiredness in the legs is caused by two factors: lactic acid buildup and swelling. How do compression socks help?

  • To lessen aching from lactic acid, you want to quickly remove the lactic acid from the affected muscles. Compression socks decrease the volume of the veins and just like squeezing a garden hose, the blood flows more rapidly. As the blood flow quickens, more lactic acid is flushed out.
  • As your leg muscles are working harder, the heart sends more blood to help nourish the muscles with oxygen. The increase in blood volume to your legs results in swelling as the veins enlarge to fit the flow. Swelling often results in aches, pain, and discomfort. As compression socks put pressure around the leg, it decreases the volume of blood in the entire lower leg, preventing pooling and swelling.

For festival-goers, having tired legs is one of the most annoying problems to deal with while trying to have fun. Be prepared and learn more about compression socks with the link below!