I hear you ask 'Why wear compression socks when travelling?'
The answer is as simple as it is important. Basically, a pair of compression flight socks are a pair of long socks that come in various levels of tightness or compression and help to increase the blood flow in your lower legs, thereby reducing the risk of blood clots and swollen feet from flying.
Wearing compression stockings during long-haul flights may reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs by more than 12 times, a new study shows. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially dangerous type of blood clot that develops in the deep veins of the legs, torso, or arm.
Flying during pregnancy can slightly increase your risk of blood clots and varicose veins. Wear compression stockings when you fly to help keep your circulation flowing. Win win!
OTC has a variety of compression grades -
- 15-20mmhg True Graduated Compression
- 20-30 mmHg gradient compression
Check them out here!
So don't travel without a pair of funky On Trend Compression Knee high travel socks!
The OTC Team