On Your Feet All Day and Suffering From Tired Achy Legs?

Do you work on your feet all day?

4-onyourfeetalldayThe effects of standing all day on the job in many cases show up as problematic health conditions early on. For example, the following can result in people who work on their feet all day long:

  • Varicose veins
  • Muscle soreness and fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Various foot problems and pain
  • Swollen or painful feet or legs
  • Poor circulation and swelling in feet & legs

So what can someone do who cuts hair as a barber or salon worker, works at a restaurant or in retail, teaches in the classroom, or holds a similar job? The most important thing you can do is take extra effort to ensure good care of your feet and legs, and look into compression socks and stockings to stay healthy and comfortable.

Flight Attendant/Air Traveler

Are you a flight attendant, pilot or a frequent traveler?

If you are a flight attendants or a pilot and spend your workdays in the sky, you take on additional health risks due to the location of your work. Not only does the altitude of the workplace bring additional health risk to these professionals, but there are extra health risks by sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

Sitting for long periods of time prevents the normal contraction of calf muscles, since the legs remain still. The contraction of the calf muscles normally help in the proper circulation of blood in the lower portion of the body. When these muscles are not moving, blood clots can form. Compression stockings and socks can help alleviate these negative conditions.

Compression socks and stockings can also help prevent deep vein thrombosis from occurring. This is a life-threatening condition that can affect just about any person – perhaps most especially those who travel. The condition is caused when there is the formation of blood clots in the deep veins of the body – most especially those that are found on the legs. The situation becomes dangerous when these clots break apart and elements become lodged in the heart and lungs.

If you are a frequent air traveler, wearing compression is also potentially beneficial for you as well. Compression socks and stockings can help prevent blood clots in airline passengers, who are sedentary for long periods of time and face additional risks by the altitude of the travel.

Compression socks and stockings help improve the circulation of blood through applying pressure on the legs. These compression socks and stockings work by applying high pressure starting from the ankle, where the pressure gradually decreases going up to the higher parts of the legs. This grade pressure from ankle to leg helps to maintain the normal blood flow during long flights.

Whether you are an airline professional or an air passenger, there are ways to improve your health while traveling. Finding a pair of compression stockings or socks that will work best for you is an important first step.

Contact us at any time to learn more about how compression helps air passenger and those who work in the air!