Foot Pump Socks – Mint
Compression Socks that look good and feel great
Put life in your legs
- Improve the flow of blood from feet and lower limbs
- Reduce the risk of DVT’s and thrombosis
- Innovative toe pockets to aid foot muscle action
- Designed by podiatry specialists
- Can relieve heel pain during exercise when worn
These socks are smart
NINE TO FIVE Foot Pump Socks offer you optimum venous foot pump function (moving blood away from the feet and lower limbs back to the heart) using an innovative combination of compression and toe pockets that support your foot’s natural function.
Designed by a specialist podiatrist these socks create pressure between 20-30mmHg, that have been proven to reduce the risk of a range of circulatory condition associated with prolonged inactivity that causes foot and ankle swelling.
- Made from 75% nylon and 25% lycra
- Ankle length
Fitting and wearing
- If you are between sizes go for the larger size as they will be more comfortable and still be effective.
- These socks should just be pulled up to fit around your ankle, not over it, to ensure all-day comfort.
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Everybody thinks about their feet when it comes to being active and moving about. Feet are essential in locomotion. What is often overlooked even by medical practitioners is that the foot plays a prominent role in the cardiovascular system, helping to pump blood out through the veins of the feet, up to the leg and back to the heart, while we walk and exercise. Let’s think of the foot working like an extra heart to pump the blood, by using foot impact with the ground and activity of the muscles in the foot to squeeze the blood through the veins.
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.
Foot Pumps are medical-grade compression socks, with an extra twist to improve comfort and effectiveness of the compression on the veins. They feature pressure-free toe pockets that allow the muscles in the feet that run to the toes to help pump the blood out. 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!
These socks are great in helping reduce ankle swelling associated with long sitting, driving, flying, and long periods of static standing. They can also help in pregnancy when the veins are put under extra strain, and if you’re on the wrong side of 35 your veins generally stop working quite as well as they used to so that you notice a bit of foot and ankle swelling during the day.
But remember the best way for your foot pump to work is to get up and walk around regularly! The Foot Pumps socks are the secret friends that are there for times when that’s not so easy; at the office or in travel, and any time when your foot veins are under strain.
Please note that Foot Pump Socks are not appropriate for people that have restricted or insufficient blood flow to the feet. We recommend that you seek medical advice if you are diabetic or have concerns about other medical conditions that may restrict blood flow to your feet before wearing this product.
If you are pregnant any sudden increased swelling of the feet, ankles, face, and hands could be pre-eclampsia. If this occurs we recommend you seek urgent medical advice.
HealthyStep’s Foot Pump anklet socks are not designed for lymphedema, but for aiding the return of blood through the veins of the foot, known as venous return.