Anyone who stands for long periods of time is no stranger to leg discomfort and fatigue. If you're a nurse or healthcare provider, your feet and legs can feel very fatigued at the end of the day.
In fact, being on your feet puts added strain both on your lower extremities and on your circulatory system, which, in turn, can cause leg and foot fatigue and spider or varicose veins. These problems can be heightened in people with diabetes or other diseases that cause poor circulation.
Many people are also worried about the cosmetic problems that come with poor circulation. Spider veins are a flooded capillaries that appear near the surface of the skin. They appear as thin red lines or webs of blood vessels. These are usually harmless, but at times they can develop into more serious varicose veins. This condition is when the valve of an interior leg vein does not work properly. The blood doesn’t circulate but rather pools in the vein. This increases venous pressure and causes the vein to bulge and twist. Varicose veins are more common in women and the risk of developing this condition increases with age. They can be painful.
How can we prevent unsightly and potentially dangerous vein problems and uncomfortable leg fatigue? One way to avoid leg pain and vein problems is by using compression socks. In fact, the National Institutes of Health recommends them to prevent leg swelling and blood clots. One brand we really like here at Tread Labs is VIM & VIGR compression socks. They alleviate leg aches and can reduce and prevent spider and varicose veins.
VIM & VIGR’s stylish compression socks use advanced Gradient Pressure knitting technology to energize the legs by increasing the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood. These dynamic and fashionable socks can prevent dangerous clots, inhibit swelling, and reduce leg soreness and heaviness. Wearing them while exercising can speed up muscle recovery due to improved circulation. VIM & VIGR’s combination of innovative compression technology and stylish designs results in socks that work as hard as you do.
The company’s line of knee-high socks come in a choice of wool, cotton, nylon, and moisture-wick nylon. We recommend the moisture-wick nylon for athletic use as they wick away sweat. These high-quality socks offer an optimal compression level of 15-20 mmHg (millimeter per mercury) with graduated pressure that is tightest at the ankle and becomes less so as it continues up the legs.
Research shows that excessive hours sitting or standing can be harmful to leg health and circulation. All of VIM & VIGR’s socks are listed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and bring together style and advanced compression technology in order to broaden the market beyond athletic recovery and medical necessity.
VIM & VIGR is a line of high-quality compression leg wear that combines innovative technology and fashionable designs. Each pair utilizes advanced Gradient Pressure knitting technology to help support weak veins and reduce leg swelling, fatigue, and pain. Founder and President Michelle Huie has over 12 years of sales and marketing experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. The creation of VIM & VIGR stemmed from a need to be proactive with her health by providing medically functional socks without sacrificing fashion.
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