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The Foot Pump Innovation

How do the Foot Pump Socks work and help to move blood around the body?

 

How blood pools in the foot?  

The foot acts as a mechanical hydraulic pump as we walk and exercise, using the compression of the foot against the ground and muscle activity within the foot to squeeze blood up to the calf muscles. The feet act as a second heart in pumping the blood! 

When the muscles become fatigued, or during periods of prolonged inactivity blood can start to pool in the feet. This is usually indicated by warm swelling of the feet and/or ankles after exercise or periods of sitting that reduces overnight or when the feet are rested up high.

Nine to Five Foot Pump socks have distinct toe pockets for the big toe and lesser toes to prevent toe-compression allowing toe-freedom and muscle flexibility in the foot (helping to pump blood out), while also using the benefits of medical-grade compression to prevent blood pooling in the feet and ankles.  This avoids the common problem of toe and nail irritation from the compression force of compression hosiery; by not restricting toe motion they enhance the muscles pumping activity. You can then freely wriggle your toes, even as you sit!

When we sit for long periods, or if our veins don’t work quite as well as they once did, blood can pool in the feet and ankles making them swell. This is also true if your feet and legs get tired during long periods of exercise. In these circumstances, Foot Pump socks can be a great help in keeping foot swelling to a minimum.

 

Where can they be used? 

What actives it can it be used for? 

 

 

 

The Calf Length Foot Pump Sock


Put life in your legs
These Socks are the result of specialist design 

  • Improve the flow of blood from your feet and calf to the heart
  • Reduce the risk of varicose veins, DVT and thrombosis 
  • Graded calf pressure socks to prevent the top of the sock ‘cutting’ in
  • Toe pockets to prevent toe pressure and allow important free toe motion
  • Much easier to put on than traditional compression socks

 

NINE TO FIVE Calf Pump Socks offer improved venous return through foot pump function (moving blood out of the feet and legs to the heart) by the innovative combination of compression of the foot and leg while allowing natural foot and calf pumping action on the veins as you walk. These socks help to stop the feet, ankles and legs swelling while sitting when you’re inactive, while improving natural pumping mechanics when you are active. The best of both worlds!

Please note:

These socks help return excess fluid from the feet.  These socks should NOT be used if you have insufficient blood flow to the feet. Seek medical advice before use if you are diabetic or have concerns about other medical conditions that may restrict blood flow to your feet.

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