Flight socks or travel socks refers to a compression style of knee sock which has been routinely used in the medical community for years. Hospitals commonly use compression stockings on patients who are undergoing surgery to help reduce their chances of developing a blood clot from their body being still during the procedure. Post surgical patients with limited mobility may also wear these specialty socks.
Outside of the operating room, physicians will often recommend the wearing of flight socks to patients who have travel plans and are at risk for circulation problems. Sitting on an airplane, in the cramped quarters, for long periods of time can cause a medical condition called deep vein thrombosis. This is a potentially fatal condition which occurs with a blood clot forms and partially or fully blocks blood vessels. Deep vein thrombosis has become so associated with air travel, it is sometimes referred to as “economy class syndrome.” Passengers suffering from deep vein thrombosis will likely experience swelling and pain in the legs. Patients with diabetes are generally at a higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis and often wear flight socks on a daily basis to improve their circulation.
In addition to reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis, wearing flight socks can also help relieve tired, achy legs, swelling, leg cramps, varicose veins, and edema.
Shoppers looking to purchase flight socks or any other type of socks can easily log on to www.renfrosocks.com and browse their extensive online catalog. In addition to carrying a full line of medical socks, Renfro Socks also sells everyday socks, athletic socks, dress socks, and fun, fashion socks. They have socks for men, women, and children, with sizes ranging from infant all the way to big and tall.
Today, sock manufacturers are even making flight socks to look like ordinary, everyday socks. They come specially designed for men or women. Dr. Scholl’s Therapeutic Compression Socks come in black, white, beige or navy for men and in black, beige, and navy. Women can even opt to purchase their socks in “sheer.” Renfro also carries Dr. Scholl’s post-surgical open-toe compression sock for both men and women. The socks are available in a range of sizes, as a proper fit is important in order for the sock to stimulate the blood circulation in the legs as they are designed to do.
Renfro Socks has become a worldwide leader in sock distribution since they were founded in 1921, as evident by their impressive online catalog. Their easy to navigate website allows the customer to narrow down the selection of socks by sorting them by type, style, gender, and even color, allowing them to find their perfect pair of travel socks with ease.