Medical Socks are a useful tool to have to help support, heal, guide or even protect during injury pre- surgery, post surgery injury or even in a minor sprain. Medical socks are specially designed to be produced in a safe durable fabric that allows the skin to breathe while helping to guide and support the foot, angle and calf.
Medical knee high socks can add extra benefits as more of the leg is protected and supported by the socks. Medical knee length socks are usually prescribed to patients suffering from problems with their blood – such as circulatory problems, and persons with diabetes.
Some socks are also specially designed to stop deep vein thrombosis (DVT). These can be used and purchased by anyone for flights and long journeys.
Medical socks come in various heights and sizes can be bought online or prescribed. Medical socks can be tricky to put on so it is best to get some help or sit down and don’t rush.
Ask the person to help gently place over the toes and in a rolling motion guide the medical sock up the foot slowly and gently to avoid pain or discomfort. Once past the ankle roll until the medical sock is fully stretched in to position. Insure that the sock is comfortable and not to tight digging in to the skin and cutting off circulation.
If the medical sock has been prescribed the doctor or medical team would have measure the leg to insure the fit was perfect. If you are ordering online get someone to assist in measuring the ankle and leg for the best possible fit and result.
Caring for your medical sock is easy try to keep it clean when wearing it by wearing slippers to avoid dirtying the bottoms, some people are unable to take off the medical socks for some days so to wash roll down the sock carefully and gently wipe the skin, allow the skin to be fully dry before attempting to re-apply the sock again.