When should you wear compression socks?

For someone who is confined to a wheelchair, compression socks can help improve blood flow and reduce swelling in the legs. Pregnant women who are prone to swelling in their legs, feet or ankles may want to wear compression stockings to reduce chances of swelling.

Is there a downside to wearing compression socks?

Compression socks can cause: Discomfort: At higher pressures, compression socks can feel really tight and uncomfortable. Skin irritation or damage: Signs of irritation may include tingling, itching, redness, or bruising. Poor circulation: Ill-fitting compression socks can cause decreased blood flow.

How many hours a day should you wear compression stockings?

You can wear your compression socks all day long, and you can wear them every day without worries. They’re designed to be worn for long periods. However, you should always remove them before you go to sleep.

Is it OK to wear compression socks every day?

“You can wear compression socks all day, every day. They’re intended to be worn for long periods of time—whether you’re working a night shift, traveling around the world in an airplane, or sitting at a desk all day. Just be sure to remove your compression socks when you’re ready to sleep!