Why Smart Nurses Wear Compression Socks

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!

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