Foot Pump Sock – Calf Length
NINE TO FIVE knee length Foot 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 calf area, while allowing natural foot and calf pumping action on the veins as you walk. These socks help to stop the legs swelling when sitting or inactive, and improve natural pumping mechanics when you are active. The best of both worlds!
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
Designed by a podiatrist with a special interest in blood flow from the legs during walking these socks apply calf pressure between 18-20mmHg. This offers the benefits of compression preventing lower leg, ankle and foot swelling, but does not interfere with the powerful calf muscle pump that is the main driver of blood out of the legs that occurs during walking and running. By gently grading the pressure to be less at the top of the socks, they do not cut into the skin as found with traditional compression hosiery. This prevents the socks from crushing the veins found just under the skin, and blocking some free blood return from the legs.
Ideal for those with achy calves, and swelling ankles and feet when sitting, and for vein protection during long periods of sitting, driving and flying. For those who work standing for long periods, they make perfect sense to wear and help reduce that irritating all day calf-ache. They also make a perfect alternative for those who use high compression hosiery (30-40mmHg) on days when you are going to be more active. They are so much easier to get on and off than traditional compression hosiery!
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The heart is a long way from the feet and for blood to return from the legs it faces an uphill struggle against gravity. In this process blood is assisted by a combination of valves and the action of muscles as they contract, squeezing blood between the one directional opening valves. Your feet are also essential in this action because as they impact the ground on walking, blood is driven out of the foot. Let’s think of the foot and big muscles in the calf working like an extra heart to pump the blood.
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 and ankle 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! They also feature graded lower leg pressures that prevent the compression effects gripping too tight at the top restricting free blood return up the leg.
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. These socks can take the extra strain.
But remember the best way for your natural calf and foot pump to work is to get up and walk around regularly! The Calf Pump 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. A great alternative for those who have to wear higher-grade compression socks on days when you are more active!
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