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Sitting in a prolonged immobile position for a long period of time, such as travelling on long flights, driving long distances, standing or sitting all day, causes venous blood flow to decrease and results in swollen legs and feet. This sluggish blood flow could result in the formation of a blood clot or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)*, a condition where a blood clot forms in a vein leading to vital organs of the body.
TravelSox® is a high-quality compression sock that helps to eliminate swelling by exerting a gradual compression on the leg to stimulate blood flow. Made with Coolmax® and with more elasticity than predominantly nylon products, TravelSox® have a dress sock look, will keep feet dry, and are comfortable and easy to use.
 
 
TravelSox® are made with a special knit construction that provides a firm compression of 30mmHg at the ankle while maintaining a lighter feeling on the leg and toes. This knit construction also makes them easy to put on and take off.

TravelSox® Gradual Compression Diagram

Features:

  • Stimulates blood flow to prevent swelling
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Easy to put on and take off due to special knit construction
  • Attractive "trouser sock" appearance
  • Coolmax fabric lets your feet breath and keeps them dry
  • Machine wash, machine dry
Sock Size Small Medium Large
  Shoe Size
Men 3-6 6.5-9.5 10-13
Women 4-7 7.5-11 --
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$32.00
*A clot that forms in a blood vessel is called a thrombus. DVT is dangerous because all or part of the thrombus can break loose and lodge in a narrow artery in the lung, obstructing blood flow. A moving thrombus is called an embus. Because blood in leg veins travel to the heart and then to the lungs, emboli originating in the leg veins will obstruct one or more arteries in the lungs. In the majority of these cases, this condition causes minor disorders such as thrombophlebitis. But in some extreme cases, it can be fatal.
A number of factors can increase the chances of developing a blood clot, such as recent surgery, taking estrogen (the Pill), liver disease or other severe infections. However, thrombosis can occur in healthy people who find themselves in a prolonged immobile position especially in restrained spaces.
DVT has been improperly referred to as "Economy Class Syndrome," because of the recent media attention concerning passengers who have died from DVT as a result of travelling on long flights. DVT is not a case of sensationalism, although it should not be underestimated either. Preventative measures during lengthy travel include avoiding alcohol, drinking plenty of fluids, exercising your lower limbs and wearing compression socks such as TravelSox®.
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