Why Nurses Should Wear Compression Socks
Posted on June 06 2019
Do you start your shift comfortable but end with sore swollen ankles? Epsom salt and foot rubs may alleviate the ache but what if we told you there may be a better way to care for your body?
Compression socks are an overlooked need for the nurse’s uniform. Long hours on your feet add up to pain and soreness. You hand out medical grade compression hose and socks to patients following operations to prevent blood clotting and to enhance circulation, all while overlooking your own leg care.
Take care of you
It’s important to take care of you. If you aren’t taking care of your well-being, you won’t be at your best to care for your patients. Soreness leads to crankiness, and you and I both know you have enough stressors on the job. Making sure your body feels good will make your shift that much smoother.
Like a runner, you put a great deal of stress on your feet. You need to take care of them.
As a nurse, you spend hours on your feet. The work is challenging for both your mind and body. The use of compression socks may be just what you need to prevent additional discomfort. While being tired is part of the job, compression socks can help prevent lactic acid from building up in the muscles.
Reduce leg swelling
Long periods of standing or sitting during a shift can lead to evening edema. Spend 12 hours on your feet and fluid begins to pool in the ankles and calves. Excess blood pools when gravity fights against the natural circulation back to the heart. Compression socks help by pushing the blood back up, in the direction it is meant to flow. Occupational leg swelling might seem like it’s just a natural part of the job, but it doesn’t have to be. Compression socks have been proven to help. According to WebMD, they can also help with varicose veins. However, they work best if you wear them daily.
Because they are fun
When we say compression socks, we aren’t talking about the medical grade post-operative ones you pass out to your patients. We also aren’t talking about the ones that slip and slide down grandma’s calf. Crazy Compressions socks won’t roll down your leg. They stay put, are comfortable, and come in fun designs. There is even the option to custom design your own socks. Grab a set for the other nurses on shift and feel fabulous together!
Every pair of our socks is made with breathable material and has moisture-wicking and skin-cooling fabric properties. The fabrics we use are carefully selected to control abrasion, maintain their structure, and improve the overall longevity of the socks. These features are especially important if you plan to wear compression socks all day at the job
Our socks and sleeves are crazy fun and perfect for a 12-hour shift at a 15-20mmhg TRUE graduated compression. Crazy Compressions has over 40 years of experience in hosiery manufacturing, and we have developed a product like no other. We have spent long nights in our lab while discovering a way to blend top level TRUE graduated compression with designs that fit your individual style.