Compression socks

Compression socks have become an essential companion for active people and travellers in recent years. These specially designed socks offer a variety of benefits that help to boost performance and promote well-being. Whether on long flights, extended hiking tours or intense training sessions, compression socks are versatile companions that promote circulation, reduce muscle fatigue and minimise the risk of swelling and injury. With our stylish selection of compression socks in colour, not only are you always dressed smartly, but you can also rely on the power of medi compression.

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How do compression socks work?

Compression socks work by exerting targeted pressure on the legs and calves. This pressure is strongest at the ankle and gradually decreases towards the thigh. The special compression technology works on blood circulation and the muscle pump in the legs and offers a variety of benefits:

  • Improved circulation: the pressure of the compression socks helps the veins to pump blood back to the heart more efficiently. This helps to reduce congestion and swelling in the legs.
  • Reduction of muscle fatigue: Improved blood flow helps to better oxygenate muscles during exercise or prolonged activity. This can reduce muscle fatigue and increase performance. After intense training sessions or competitions, compression socks can also help reduce recovery time by promoting the removal of lactic acid and other waste products from the muscles.
  • Injury prevention: Compression supports tendons and ligaments, which can reduce the risk of injuries such as sprains and strains.
  • Minimising swelling: When travelling on long flights or sitting for hours, compression socks can prevent or reduce swelling in the legs caused by restricted blood flow.

However, you should take care to select the right compression strength and size according to your own requirements and activities. Overall, compression socks offer an effective way to optimise leg performance and increase comfort at the same time.

Compression socks by medi

You will find a selected range of high-quality medical compression socks in our online shop. Our mediven active compression socks have a fine rib look and are particularly impressive thanks to the seamless design on the toes and a comfortable sole. These socks are also available in a special business look for men. They are customised even more precisely to the anatomy of the male foot and are made with lanolin. You will also find medi travel compression socks in our shop for travelling or long periods of sitting. These socks are available in different designs for both men and women. They keep your legs fresh for longer and ensure lightness thanks to the soft material.

Compression effect of simple compression socks

Overall, compression socks for travelling are designed to improve comfort and circulation during long periods of sitting or standing, while medical compression socks are specifically designed to treat venous and lymphatic disorders. Compression socks are primarily for comfort and prevention of leg discomfort. They generally provide lighter compression and are less medically orientated. Additionally, they are designed for everyday activities and travelling. They are comfortable and easier to put on than compression socks in higher compression classes.

How to put on and take off compression socks correctly?

Putting on and taking off compression socks correctly is important to optimise their effect and achieve optimum results while ensuring that they fit comfortably. To put on the compression socks, first turn them inside out so that the heel is facing outwards. Then slowly insert your foot into the sock and gently pull it up until the sock fits comfortably. To remove, pull the sock gently over your foot and ankle, taking care not to apply excessive force to avoid damaging the material.

How much compression should socks have?

The right amount of compression for compression socks depends on several factors, including your individual needs, activity level and intended use. For travellers and athletes who are primarily aiming for comfort and prevention, light to medium compression levels are usually sufficient. This can prevent sore muscles in your feet, even after a great deal of exertion.

How should compression socks be washed correctly?

Washing compression socks correctly is important to maintain their effectiveness and lifespan. In most cases, you can machine wash compression socks. However, you should preferably use a gentle wash programme to protect the material of the socks. Alternatively, you can also wash the compression socks by hand by soaking them in lukewarm water with a mild detergent. Also use mild, gentle detergents and no fabric softener to avoid damaging the elasticity and special weave of the socks. The socks can then be left to air dry. Further details can be found in the product description.

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