If you are a frequent traveler, you might have heard of Economy Class Syndrome.
WHAT IS THAT? OMG DO I HAVE IT?!
Economy Class Syndrome is a condition associated with blood clots, swollen feet and ankles, leg pain, heavy legs produced by limited movement for long periods of time, such as when you are traveling by plane. Though the name suggests air travel, this condition can be present when sitting down for more than four hours without moving, regardless of age, condition or lifestyle. This means blood clots could also happen while traveling by car, train or other means of transportation, wherever the leg room is restricted.
If you have been sitting down for an extended period of time, the risk of blood clot formation increases. Blood clots can affect people differently. They can cause pain, cramps, or discoloration- as well as more serious side effects.
In this article, we’ll tell you how to prevent (or relieve) this condition with Go2 Compression Socks, as well as other benefits of compression socks for travelers.
Forced periods of inactivity, like when traveling long hours by car, plane, or bus can lead to fluids pooling in our feet and ankles. You have GOT to take that fabulous trip to the other side of the world, but not at the risk of your comfort! We all know what it feels like to sit down for too long. On a long-haul flight or a cross country road trip, lack of movement can be uncomfortable and maybe painful, but it also poses a health threat. Compression socks are designed to keep blood flowing from our lower limbs, keeping the blood oxygenized, clot-free and circulating, which prevents swelling in the legs and feet.
Reduced Aching Muscles
Swollen feet due to lack of movement can be painful. Running around all day in the airport, standing in line, and running at the speed of light to catch connection flights take a toll on your feet. Wearing compression socks during your travel helps prevent fatigue and swollen feet so you can fully enjoy the experience once you get to your destination. OH, and did you know that we have so lovingly provided extra cushion underfoot? They are proven to make long lines feel better…for your feet, at least.
Are you driving by yourself? Long drives tend to cause calf and ankle cramps. It is also very easy for fluid to pool around your ankles when behind the wheel for hours on end. Getting out of the car and stretching is a great way to alleviate muscle stiffness and cramps, but compression socks keep your legs supported throughout your journey, giving your blood the boost it needs to keep circulating at a good pace so you can make it to your destination.
Better Experiences Using Compression Socks For Travelers
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, chances are you are traveling to get to WORK. Now, whether that work is attending a conference, lounging by the pool, wrangling kids, or signing that merger – you have a lot to see and do! Trust compression socks to keep the swelling at a minimum and the fatigue at bay.
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