Every day, nurses do a lot for our community! From helping patients and doctors, to training students, and even comforting families, the work NEVER stops. The hours are long, their days are packed, and every single thing they do contributes to make a difference.
If you know someone who is a nurse or you are a nurse yourself, you know this: nursing is hard work and your feet will hurt. A lot.
Here at Go2, we know it too. So let’s talk about how compression socks for nurses can boost your comfort and #SpiceUpYourSocksLife.
Reduce Leg Fatigue
Because compression socks are designed to improve blood circulation in the legs, they help reduce the fatigue nurses often feel. With increased levels of oxygen and other nutrients, the boost in blood flow helps remove the lactic acid from building in the muscles and gives your leg the extra push they need to get through the workday.
Decreased swelling of ankles and feet
The long hours on your feet leads to a buildup of fluid in the muscle tissue, which guarantees swelling of the legs. This swelling can negatively impact your ability to perform your job, as it can be painful. Compression socks for nurses provide a graduated compression that are tighter around the feet and lower part of your legs, which are the areas that swell the most. Wearing compression socks through your shift forces the blood flow upwards, reducing and even preventing the swelling in your legs.
Reduce Varicose Veins
Standing for long periods of time can cause spider and varicose veins, which are not only unsightly, but also painful. Compression socks for nurses help relieve symptoms of varicose veins, and even slow their progress, which means you can confidently show your legs on your days off.
When the blood in your body doesn’t circulate properly, it can pool in certain places or cause blood clots, possibly leading to a stroke or other physical complications. Poor circulation can compromise other systems in your body besides the circulatory system, causing more health complications. People who sit down or are on their feet for extended periods of time, like travelers, patients, office workers, waiters, and, of course, nurses are at risk. Fortunately, compression socks reduce this risk because they push the blood from the lower part of the leg upwards, giving your circulatory system a much needed boost.
Compression Socks for Nurses Improve Fabulousness
Yes, it’s a thing. And YES…it’s important! We know that hospitals have a strict dress code that probably requires you to wear neutral-colored scrubs. Or if you’re in the Children’s Ward, maybe they allow some fun patterns, but you still want to make a fashion statement! Luckily, hospitals rarely limit your sock choices. Go2 Perform compression socks for nurses come in a wide variety of fun colors and patterns for you to jazz things up a bit and show your personality, while feeling super comfortable and taking care of your health.
When you are ready to add a touch of fabulousness to your work outfit, be sure to check out our sports compression socks (20-30 mmHg compression) and elite collection (15-20 mmHg compression) to pick out your favorite colors!