With all that’s going on at the moment with coronavirus or COVID_19 or now of course we Aussies have come up with our own name and called it “The Rona”! There are industries that are run off their feet trying to keep up with the work that is inundating their workplace.
So I thought I’d rehash an old blog reminding all these hard workers of how compression socks can help get through your shift.
Before we get to it, I just want to say thank you for all that you’re doing!
Aching legs should be treated as soon as possible. It is also important to start preventive measures early on & circulation socks may be your answer. Seeing the initial signs of possible clots and poor circulation should be addressed immediately. Some of the signs and symptoms of tired achy legs include burning sensations or cramping in the various muscles of the legs. You have will notice the pain and discomfort particularly in the deeper muscles, although the specific point may not be identified properly.
When individuals feel aching or discomfort when traveling for long periods, riding a bicycle, walking, or standing for several minutes, they may be suffering from varicose veins. Check the area behind the thighs, as well as the calves, for the presence of varicosities. If the area is relieved by lifting your legs or wearing support stockings, travel socks or varicose vein socks, you may have circulation problems in the lower part of your body. The legs may also be painful when you move a lot. When the legs do not get enough blood and oxygen, you cannot tolerate activities as usual. You might find it hard to play sports, walk, bike or run.
One of the biggest causes of aching legs after a 12 hour shift, is wearing the wrong shoes to work. Although you may be tempted to wear your favourite trainers, it's likely they're not designed for your job responsibilities.
As a nurse, you need shoes that have reliable support, comfortable insoles and efficient slip-resistant grip.
Wearing the right shoes is important but having the right compression socks can make an even bigger defference. Knee High Compression can get the blood moving around your legs instead of sitting at the bottom of you feet where it will contribute to the swelling and pain.
Talk to your doctor and pharmacist to determine the best solutions as medical compression socks may relieve and prevent clotting and treat muscle pain. Wearing the best compression socks and stockings can lead to faster recovery, especially when you use these with medications and physical therapy. Knee high Compression socks will be useful for travelers, post-surgery patients to enhance healing, and anyone who wants to be proactive in their health. For those who like to go for a jog & want to avoid the aches afterwards and shorten muscle recovery, compression socks running can help provide support to those calf while your beating the pavement.
For the mums to be that need that little extra help to ease the aches and pains, maternity compression stockings can certainly help get through the day.