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Oof, those 12-hour shifts are real kick-your-puppies kind of days, aren't they? We've all been there—legs barking, feet screaming, veins about to mutiny and go full-blown crabby cabbie on us. But don't hang those scrubs up just yet! We've got the perfect mega-comfy compression socks – like snuggling your tootsies in a cozy cloud. These soft, swaddle-y wonders work some serious magic. Be prepared to tell achy dogs and swampy feet “bye-bye” for good!

What Are Compression Socks?

Compression stockings or compression socks are specially designed to fit snugly and provide gentle pressure on your legs. Wearing them can improve blood flow, reduce pain, and alleviate leg swelling. They're also useful in lowering the risk of conditions like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other circulation issues.

Compression socks come in various lengths and tightness levels, and even compression sleeves are available, which cover your legs without the foot portion. Many drop the question “Where can I buy compression socks?” on the internet. In fact, you can purchase them over the counter, and if your doctor recommends them, your insurance might cover the cost. You'll find them at medical supply stores, online retailers, and many pharmacies.

How Does Compression Sock Work?

Compression stockings maximize blood flow or circulation by exerting pressure on the tissues and veins in your legs and feet. Additionally, compression socks will lessen swelling, discomfort, and fatigue and help avoid blood clots.

Compression levels are measured in units called mmHg (millimeters of mercury) to indicate a certain amount of pressure. Compression stockings without a prescription have a pressure range of 15-20 mmHg, while those prescribed by a doctor can range from 20–50 mmHg. Your doctor will advise you on the appropriate compression level for your needs.

What Are the Benefits of Wearing Compression Socks?

Our compression socks don't just keep you comfortable during those marathon shifts - they actually provide some serious physical benefits, such as the following:

  • Improve circulation by keeping oxygen-rich blood flowing
  • Prevent and reduce leg pain and discomfort
  • Reduce swelling in legs, feet, and ankles
  • Lessen muscle strain for faster exercise recovery
  • Protect against blood clots during extended sitting/standing
  • Reduce dizziness when standing up
  • Support veins to prevent or treat spider/varicose veins

Are Compression Socks Right for You? Who Should Use Them

Compression stockings are generally safe for most individuals to use. You may have also noticed that some of your beloved athletes use them. You may find them helpful if you:

  • At risk of experiencing circulation issues such as DVT, varicose veins, or diabetes
  • In the process of recuperating from a surgical procedure
  • Have, or are susceptible to, lymphedema (the accumulation of fluid typically drained by the lymphatic system)
  • Bedridden or experience difficulty moving the legs
  • Engage in prolonged periods of sitting or standing at work
  • Participate in sports activities
  • Expecting a baby
  • Experience long durations while aboard airplanes

3 Tips for Wearing Compression Socks

To ensure a comfortable fit and easy nursing socks Australia wear, follow these simple steps:

1. Wash before wearing

It's recommended to wash new compression socks nurses Australia before wearing them to reduce their stiffness and make them easier to put on.

2. Use the using the "heel-pocket-out method”

For knee-high stockings, try the "heel-pocket-out method":

  • Turn the leg part of the stocking inside-out down to the heel.
  • Put your foot into the stocking, hold onto the folded edge, and pull the stocking onto your foot and over the heel.
  • Gently work the stocking up your leg by turning it right-side out.

3. Wear light silk pantyhose before putting compression socks

Consider wearing light silk pantyhose under the compression stockings or applying powder on your legs before wearing heavy compression stockings for easier wear.

What to Wear with Compression Socks?

When rocking compression socks, you should think about your entire outfit. For women, pairing compression medical socks with women’s scrubs or nursing scrubs is both comfortable and practical.

Men can do the same with medical workwear or men’s scrubs. You can also choose one of our matching scrub caps to complete perfect look.

Don't miss out on nursing shoes and underscrubs to go with your compression socks. You can also throw in some stylish scrunchies Australia.

If you're in Australia, there are plenty of scrubs on sale to perfectly match your compression socks.

Where to Buy Compression Socks in Australia

Feeling that 12-hour shift fatigue weighing you down? Don't let achy and swampy feet ruin another day! It's time to treat those hard-working tootsies to the cushy compression they deserve.

Build your dream medical compression socks Australia pack with Dr. Woof’s ultra-comfy, ultra-supportive compression socks.

As low as $22.69 per pair, these miracle-workers will become your new best friends during those brutal shifts. Soft as a cloud yet mighty as a superhero, they'll help prevent veiny betrayals, sweat scenarios, and tired legs.

Visit our website to customize your perfect sock squad now.

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