Nursing is tough – long hours and many miles on your feet. Choosing the right compression socks can be confusing. Let’s walk through the basics together.

The most common reasons nurses wear compression socks:

What to look for when buying compression socks

  • Compression levels: not all socks are created equal, be sure to check the compression level before buying.
  • Gradient compression: simply put, the compression increases as the sock moves from top to bottom, with the most compression near the ankle.
  • Smooth seam structure: because who needs seams rubbing you the wrong way for 12 hours?
  • Breathable: this will help keep your legs from feeling too hot, or getting itchy.
  • Moisture-wicking: this one is key – helps make your feet less likely to stink.
  • Length: ideally, the top of the sock should be just below the knee joint.
  • Thickness: there are so many options available – choose a thin, high-performing style.

What compression level do I need?

  • Lowest, 5-15 mmHg: great for travel and work
  • Moderate, 16-25 mmHg: good for running and recovery
  • Heaviest, 26-35 mmHg: used for high-performance recovery
  • Medical, Above 35 mmHg: reserved for medical uses and should only be used under medical supervision

Compression socks are great for overall leg health, and there is another pretty obvious upside we haven’t discussed – adding some fashion and fun to your work wardrobe! Gone are the days of the nude-colored compression stocking. Express yourself with today’s bright, funky designs that are sure to add some happy to your workday.

Our best sellers…

Nurse Mates Women’s Compression Trouser Socks

11 mmHg compression trouser socks in a fashion butterfly print. Knit-in top band keeps socks up without constricting leg. Knee high length.

Think Medical Women’s Heart EKG Fashion Compression Socks:

The Think Medical 94672 Women’s Heart EKG Fashion Compression Socks feature a 10-14mmHg gradient compression that delivers controlled pressure from ankle to calf in order to promote better blood flow throughout the lower leg.

Think Medical Women’s Fashion Grey/Black Compression Socks:

Think Medical Fashion 94659 Women’s Fashion Grey/Black Compression Socks feature a 8 mmHg gradient compression that delivers controlled pressure from ankle to calf in order to promote better blood flow throughout the lower leg.

Think Medical Fashion Mini Polka Dot Compression Socks:

Add style to your scrubs with these mini polka dot compression knee high socks. The 01425 medical sock features 8 mmHg gradient compression that delivers controlled pressure from ankle to calf in order to promote better blood flow throughout the lower leg.

Think Medical Fashion Nurses Healthcare Compression Socks:

The Think Medical Fashion 94525 Compression Socks feature a gradient compression that delivers controlled pressure from ankle to calf in order to promote better blood flow throughout the lower leg!

Shop our entire collection of compression socks. Do you wear compression socks at work? Drop your favorite styles and colors in the comments and share your looks with us on Instagram, tag @uniformadvantage and #adayinscrubs!

Whether you shop by brand, color, size or style – we have a great selection of medical scrubs at the best prices. You can score big and save up to 50% off during our March Mania sale event. Here are our top picks on sale now:

Start with the essentials for every medical professional:

All Best Buy Scrubs are on Sale – Starting at just $8.99
These UA Exclusive scrubs are high quality, long-lasting and stylish. Choose from a variety of colors and styles for both men and women!

Save 20% Off Cherokee Workwear Scrubs
These bestselling scrubs are known for high quality and affordable prices. Cherokee Workwear uniforms are available in over 25 colors and body styles. Plus, the Cherokee Workwear Flex collection features Certainty® antimicrobial fabric protection to inhibits the growth of bacteria, yeast, and algae.

Save Up to 30% Off Butter-Soft Movement Scrubs
Our new, exclusive, and athletic Butter-Soft Movement scrubs are made of lightweight performance 4-way stretch fabric for ease of movement and breathability. These scrubs are moisture-wicking with an antimicrobial finish.

For the Print Lovers:

UA Exclusive Print Scrubs On Sale – Up to 50% Off
We have everything from animal print scrubs to florals, whimsical and more! Plus, we have prints in all types of scrub styles including mock wraps, v-necks and jackets.

Save Up to 40% Off Tooniforms Scrubs
Delight and excite patients of all ages with cartoon scrubs including characters from Disney, Sesame Street, Marvel and more! We have the largest selection of Tooniforms to choose from.

Dress Up Your Feet With Up to 15% Off Compression Socks
These medical socks promote circulation in your legs and feet all-shift-long. We have compression socks for men and women in solids and fun prints.

Shop our March Mania sale today!

Uniform Advantage offers a great selection and variety of medical scrub pants that are comparable to both Lydia’s Uniforms and Tafford Uniforms.

If you love these Lydia’s & Tafford Pants, then you’ll love these Pants!

PL-TL4020: Lydia’s Select Unisex Drawstring Scrub Pant

• Double needle stitching
• Straight leg
• Side cargo pocket & back pocket
• Brushed 55% Cotton/45% Polyester

UA Style: # 35 : UA Best Buy Scrubs Unisex 3 Pocket Drawstring Scrub Pants

• Straight leg
• Adjustable drawstring
• Side cargo pocket & back pocket
• 65/35 poly/cotton

PL-TL4120: Lydia’s Select Elastic Waist Cargo Pant

  • Sits at waist
  • 4 cargo pockets
  • Straight leg
  • Double needle stitching
  • Brushed 55% Cotton/45% Polyester

UA Style: # 307 : UA Best Buy Scrubs Women’s Elastic Waist Scrub Pants

  • Straight leg
  • Elastic waistband
  • 2 side pockets
  • Fade resistant
  • 65/35 poly/cotton

PL-NAP820: Tafford Essentials Unisex Drawstring Scrub Pant

  • Drawstring
  • Sits at waist
  • 2 back pockets
  • Brushed 55% Cotton/45% Polyester

UA Style: # 35 : UA Best Buy Scrubs Unisex 3 Pocket Drawstring Scrub Pants

  • Drawstring
  • Adjustable drawstring
  • Side cargo pocket & back pocket
  • 65/35 poly/cotton

PL-NAP420: Tafford Essentials Cargo Scrub Pant

  • Drawstring
  • 2 front pockets, 1 side cargo pocket
  • Side hem silts
  • 2 Pockets
  • Easy Care 55% Cotton/45% Polyester fabric blend with soil release

UA Style: # 944 : UA Best Buy Scrubs Women’s Drawstring Cargo Scrub Pants

  • Drawstring
  • Elastic waistband
  • 6 pockets: 2 front, 2 cargo, 2 back
  • Side hem silts
  • 65/35 poly/cotton

PL-NAP770: Tafford Essentials Low Rise Jean Style Scrub Pant

  • Jean style
  • Low rise
  • Adjustable drawstring
  • 5 Pockets
  • 55% Cotton/45% Polyester with soil release

UA Style: # PC79N : Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA™ Women’s Jean Style Mid Rise Pants

  • Mid-rise
  • Front to back elastic
  • 2 front pockets, 2 back pockets
  • Brushed 65/35 poly/combed cotton blend

PL-NAP900: Tafford Essentials Flare Leg Scrub Pant

  • Elastic waist
  • Drawstring
  • Flare leg
  • 2 Pockets
  • 55% Cotton/45% Polyester with soil release

UA Style: # 33: UA Best Buy Scrubs Women’s Moderate Flare Leg Drawstring Scrub Pants

  • Elastic waist
  • Boot cut
  • Side Slits
  • 2 Pockets
  • Brushed 65/35 poly/combed cotton blend

PL-NAS230: Tafford Essentials Flat Front Cargo Pocket Scrub Skirt

  • Flat front
  • Elastic back
  • Back silt
  • 2 Pockets
  • 55% Cotton/45% Polyester with soil release

UA Style: #BSS923: UA Butter-Soft STRETCH Drawstring Scrub Skirt

  • a-line skirt
  • Drawstring rib waistband
  • 2 pockets
  • 2 way stretch
  • 2 Pockets
  • 55/44/3 cotton/poly/spandex

PL-NAP010: Tafford Essentials Elastic Waist Unisex Cargo Scrub Pant

  • Unisex
  • Elastic waistband
  • 3 cargo pockets
  • 55% Cotton/45% Polyester with soil release Darts and seaming

UA Style: #  F2357 : UA Flex2 Pull-On Cargo Pocket Unisex Scrub Pants

  • Unisex
  • Elastic waistband
  • 2 front pockets, 1 back, 2 cargo pockets
  • 2-way stretch
  • 77/20/3 poly/rayon/spandex

PL-NSP180: Tafford Essentials Stretch Flare Leg Cargo Scrub Pant

  • Elastic back
  • Drawstring front
  • Flare leg
  • 2 front pockets, 2 cargo
  • 57% Cotton/41% Polyester/2% Spandex

UA Style: # 944:UA Best Buy Scrubs Women’s Drawstring Cargo Scrub Pants

  • Elastic waistband
  • Drawstring
  • 6 pockets: 2 front, 2 cargo, 2 back
  • Side hem silts
  • 65/35 poly/cotton

PL-NSP290: Tafford Essentials Stretch Drawstring Scrub Pant

  • Straight leg
  • Elastic back
  • Drawstring front
  • 5 pockets
  • 57% Cotton/41% Polyester/2% Spandex

UA Style: #UA32C: Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA™ Women’s 6 Pocket Cargo Drawstring Pants

  • Elastic back
  • Drawstring front
  • 6 pockets: 2 front, 2 cargo, 2 back
  • Brushed 65/35 poly/combed cotton blend

PL-NSP340: Tafford Plus Size Cargo Scrub Pant

  • Flat front and back waist panel
  • Front seams down center
  • 4 pockets
  • Knit fabric at waistband
  • 57% Cotton/41% Polyester/ 2% Spandex

UA Style: #BSS347:UA Butter-Soft STRETCH Scrubs Women’s Drawstring Pants w/ Back Elastic

  • Elastic back
  • 9 pockets: 2 front, 1 cell phone, 2 side cargo, 2 back
  • Fade resistant
  • 55/42/3 cotton/poly/spandex

PL-NSP390: Tafford Plus Size Flare Leg Scrub Pant

  • Full elastic waistband
  • Flare leg
  • Knit fabric on waistband
  • 4 pockets
  • 57% Cotton/41% Polyester/ 2% Spandex

UA Style: #UA47C: Butter-Soft Scrubs Women’s Drawstring Pants with Elastic Waist Back

  • Drawstring
  • Flare leg
  • 4 pockets
  • Brushed 65/35 poly/combed cotton blend

Check out the rest of our medical scrubs that are comparable to both Lydia’s Uniforms and Tafford Uniforms.

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