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Rou Leed
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jun 2015
1307 posts

Compression sock question
Hey just wanted to check in and bestow the most richly deserved season greetings to you wonderful folks.

Also, I recently created a thread on compression socks and I was a bit confused as to where to put it. I was thinking is it technology, is it travel, health and fitness, outdoor, or OT? Wanted to let you know I went with Fitness board. If this gives anyone heartburn I apologize in advance. I would be happy to move it if needed.
This post was edited on 12/29 at 10:34 am


Rou Leed
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jun 2015
1307 posts

re: Compression sock question
Hey my bad on this. People on that board are in the Dark ages with regards to performance foot accesories. Sucks for them. My feet are going to be supercharged and exploding with energy while pushing the boundaries of human performance.


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SuperSaint
California Fan
Sorting Out OT BS Since '2007'
Member since Sep 2007
109230 posts

re: Compression sock question
You've come to the right place. Compression socks and stockings are designed for compression therapy. They apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles, promoting blood flow from your legs to your heart. The socks can also reduce pain and swelling in your ankles and legs. Although you may be picturing tight, white, knee-high knit socks that were the popular style back in the 80s, compression socks have actually come a long way. You can find them in a range of colors – from skin hues to unique prints. Athletic compression socks tend to have special stitching that provide pressure and support in specific areas, like the calves or arch of the foot; whereas, a medical-grade compression sock tends to be tighter in the ankle and gradually less restrictive as it moves up the leg. And they aren’t just for legs; arm sleeves are popular for the same reasons. Compression therapies – whether it's from stockings, compression boots, or hydrostatic pressure (water) – have proven useful in improving blood flow. OweO's legs don't work so they help him with blood blow back to his heart since he is sitting all day. Veins have one-way valves that prevent the backflow of blood and support blood flow in one direction – from your extremities and organs back to your heart.


TYFYS


Rou Leed
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jun 2015
1307 posts

re: Compression sock question
Excellent breakdown of the many benefits of compression therapy. Thanks. They need more people like you on the Health/Fitness board. They are still promoting Jazzercise and the Sugarbuster diet over there.
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SuperSaint
California Fan
Sorting Out OT BS Since '2007'
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Compression sock question
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They are still promoting Jazzercise
I think this is a common reaction for people who know it only as the 80s workout imitated by theme partygoers in thong leotards and leg warmers. Picture OwlFan. But Jazzercise does in fact still exist and thong leotards and leg warmers are a thing of the past. And it’s not something that exists but is just barely hanging on for dear life. In terms of accessibility, this workout can be for anyone. The class was a mix of women my age (30ish), my mom’s age (50ish, jk my mom is 60) and definitely some grandmothers. And they will all make you look like a little weakling when they can make it through the arm song without stopping and you can’t.


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TulaneLSU
TBD Fan
Member since Aug 2003
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Compression sock question
Dear Friend,

Thank you for the season greetings. I return to you the highest compliments of this beautiful and magical season. Your question comes at the most opportune time, as I have dealt with some lower leg swelling recently. I hadn't considered compression socks, but your post and SuperSaint's have placed the idea in my mind. I would put future posts about compression socks on the OT or Help Board. The fitness board is mostly ketogenic and saltwater fanatics. I don't know how much they know about actual health and fitness issues.

Sincerely,
TulaneLSU


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