What kind of socks is stretch socks? Why wear it?

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 What kind of socks is stretch socks? Why wear it?


Where to buy elastic socks?

Some hospitals can buy elastic socks at their own expense, but also to the drugstore and online purchase. Now there are imported and domestic elastic socks in the market. You can choose according to your own economic conditions and actual conditions. There are some recommended thin leg socks and tights on the Internet, which are different from our professional medical varicose elastic socks. They do not have the characteristics of segmental pressure and cannot play a role in promoting venous return. When you buy, you must distinguish whether it is a medical varicose elastic socks.

How to choose elastic socks?

Elastic socks are usually made of Lycra, nylon, etc. According to the style, it can be divided into three types: long tube (upper end to thigh root), short tube (upper end to knee bottom) and pantyhose. According to whether the toes are exposed, we can divide them into open toe socks and non open toe socks. The most common colors are flesh and black. Our commonly used medical elastic socks on the market are generally divided into three levels of pressure, the unit is mmHg, the higher the level, the greater the pressure. But because of different manufacturers and brands, there will be some differences in the pressure range. But generally speaking, the first level pressure elastic socks are generally preventive and health care, and the second level and above elastic socks can have a stronger and stable pressure with therapeutic effect.

Patients should choose the length and pressure of socks according to their own actual situation. If they are only prone to tired legs, or have the need of long-distance travel, without obvious varicose vein or valve lesions, and want to focus on prevention and health care, then socks with first-class pressure can be used; if varicose vein or other more serious venous lesions have been clearly diagnosed, then purchase The socks purchased need more than two levels of pressure. According to the results of clinical patients feedback, it is tolerable and comfortable to wear elastic socks with two levels of pressure everyday. But in the end, its better to ask a clinical professional doctor to judge the level of pressure that your situation is suitable for wearing.

If the lesion is limited to the lower leg, then you can buy the middle tube. If the lesion is close to the knee joint or across the knee joint to the thigh, you need to choose long tube or even pantyhose. It should be noted that when you choose elastic socks, you must choose to cross the ankle joint to cover the heel and part of the paw at least. Do not choose tights starting from the ankle to avoid foot refluxing and swelling. And open toe or not open toe structure, one is to see everyones habits or preferences of wearing socks, the other is to consider the wearing time and the life of socks.

When we choose elastic socks, we need to measure several sizes. Just like we are different in height and weight, its the same reason that we wear pants with different length and weight. Generally speaking, our most important dimensions are the circumference of the thinnest part of the ankle and the coarsest part of the calf. If you are at home, you can use a soft ruler to measure your waistline.

Generally speaking, elastic socks do not need to be worn for 24 hours. If the patient with severe disease needs to get up in the morning and put on clothes, then start one days activity and take off before going to bed. However, if the disease is mild or just for prevention and health care, it can be worn when it requires long standing, long sitting and a lot of physical labor. It is also recommended for pregnant women.

Patients who dont wear elastic socks are not very comfortable at the beginning. They think the socks are special. In fact, as long as the size and pressure are appropriate, wearing elastic socks will make you feel very relaxed. When wearing elastic socks, pay attention to avoid excessive pulling, which will damage the pressure and elasticity of socks. Generally speaking, first wear the heel position, and then slowly smooth the hosiery tube upward, instead of directly pulling the mouth of socks and directly pushing in. Elastic socks are chemical fiber fabrics, especially those with elastic pressure, which determines their service life. Generally speaking, the service life of elastic socks is less than one year. If it is found that the socks are obviously loose and easy to wear during wearing, it means that the socks need to be replaced. Because when the sock is loose, it loses the segmental pressure, and it also loses the characteristic that the elastic sock can promote the venous return. Wearing venous elastic socks is only one part of our prevention and treatment of venous diseases. If you have venous diseases, you need to see the vascular department around the hospital first to make sure the condition and let the doctor make the most appropriate treatment plan for you. (article / Zhang Fanfan, department 4, Oriental Hospital, Beijing University of traditional Chinese Medicine) source: Netease health responsibility editor: Geng Yuanyuan Gu nj5571

Patients who dont wear elastic socks are not very comfortable at the beginning. They think the socks are special. In fact, as long as the size and pressure are appropriate, wearing elastic socks will make you feel very relaxed. When wearing elastic socks, pay attention to avoid excessive pulling, which will damage the pressure and elasticity of socks. Generally speaking, first wear the heel position, and then slowly smooth the hosiery tube upward, instead of directly pulling the mouth of socks and directly pushing in. Elastic socks are chemical fiber fabrics, especially those with elastic pressure, which determines their service life. Generally speaking, the service life of elastic socks is less than one year. If it is found that the socks are obviously loose and easy to wear during wearing, it means that the socks need to be replaced. Because when the sock is loose, it loses the segmental pressure, and it also loses the characteristic that the elastic sock can promote the venous return.

Wearing venous elastic socks is only one part of our prevention and treatment of venous diseases. If you have venous diseases, you need to see the vascular department around the hospital first to make sure the condition and let the doctor make the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

(Wen / Zhang Fanfan, department 4, Oriental Hospital, Beijing University of traditional Chinese Medicine)