If you’re a nurse, you know how it feels to be on your feet for an entire 12-hour shift. You’re usually running from patient to patient, barely getting a chance to sit down and rest your feet and legs! Over time this can lead to swelling and achiness in the legs and feet, as well as developing varicose veins and sometimes even blood clots.
Fortunately, Dr. Segal’s can help keep you and all the other nurses on your team prevent swelling, increase energy and provide support for your feet and legs through your entire shift!
HOW DO COMPRESSION SOCKS WORK?
To best understand how Compression Socks can benefit nurses, it’s important to first understand how circulation impacts your legs.
Your heart constantly works to pump blood through your arteries and vessels to reach all the areas in your body. These arteries and vessels act like a hose that carries oxygenated blood that is highly pressurized throughout your body, providing your cells with oxygen and other necessities.
Your veins, however, are not pressurized. This means that they have to work a lot harder to move blood and fluid from your limbs back to your heart because they’re working against gravity. Typically the muscles in your legs assist with this circulation, but they’re not always as effective. This can lead to fluid and blood from pooling in your legs and feet, resulting in swelling, achiness and a feeling of heaviness in your lower limbs.
WHY SHOULD NURSES WEAR COMPRESSION SOCKS
Nurses spend so much time on their feet which leads to increased pressure in your lower extremities. With long shifts and incredibly demanding work, increased pressure in the feet and lower legs can cause:
- Swollen ankles and feet, also known as Edema
- Varicose veins
- Blood clots
Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks work to stimulate circulation in your legs and feet by pushing fluids and blood out of your legs and back up to your heart. They create a gradient of pressure by having a snug fit around the ankle, with the tightness gradually reducing towards the top of the sock which land just below the knee. This pressure gradient helps prevent swelling and fatigue after a long day of work and activity, creating better venous pressure.
Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks provide so many health benefits for nurses, including:
- Combatting Edema
- Providing ankle support
- Preventing blood clots
- Combatting Varicose Veins
- Increased energy
There are so many health benefits to wearing Dr. Segal’s Compression Socks. Another benefit, while not health related (but just as important) is that wearing them is a great way to show off your personality! Dr. Segal’s offers countless styles and colours, so spice up your work uniform with some polka dots or stripes. Your patients in the pediatric ward will love them!