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Holiday Travel Guide: How Compression Socks Make Holiday Travel Easier

It’s no secret that compression socks are great for promoting good circulation and preventing leg injuries during sports, but did you know that they also come in handy for travel? The busy holiday season brings with it more time spent on airplanes, trains and hitting the road to visit loved ones. For those with restless leg syndrome or poor circulation, this can mean discomfort and swelling by the time you reach your destination. Compression socks are one of the best ways to alleviate these uncomfortable symptoms.

Comfortable Travels

While packing for your holiday trip, make sure to remember to bring a pair of compression socks with you on your travels. Here are a few ways compression socks can make your holiday journey more enjoyable.

Promoting Circulation

Medically speaking, they are great for circulation and preventing deep vein thrombosis (aka blood clots) when sitting in tight or cramped spaces during travel. Swelling in the legs and ankles is also common after hours of travel. Due to increased blood flow, compression socks help to combat this as well.

Taming Restless Leg Syndrome

If you suffer from restless leg syndrome, a short car or plane ride can feel like an eternity. Achy legs, pins and needles or other feelings of discomfort are likely to strike; but compression socks are proven to significantly decrease restless leg syndrome-related pain. 

Keeping You Cool for the Long Haul

Getting on a long flight or sitting in a car for a long period of time tends to lead to increased sweating. Another reason that compression socks are great for travel is their moisture-wicking technology; eliminating sweating and preventing odor from take-off to landing.

Choosing the Right Compression Socks

Travel compression socks help guide the blood in your ankles and legs upwards towards the heart by creating pressure. For this reason, finding the right size is essential. Like regular socks, you’ll need to take your shoe size into consideration to find the right fit. They should fit snugly around your leg, without being too tight or constricting for movement. It’s important to note that they come in varying compression levels, and 15-25 mmHg is standard for those traveling and on the go.

The Best Socks for Travel

Our medical compression socks are perfect for your holiday-fueled trip. Recommended by doctors and physical therapists alike, our socks combine joint support, all-day comfort and pain relief into one. Not to mention, our socks were designed for comfortability, and are easy to put on and take off at the end of a long day. Normally, medical compression socks have a compression level range of 20-30 mmHg, which makes them effective, but not comfortable enough for daily use. Our socks have a compression level range of 15-25 mmHg, also making them effective, but not too uncomfortable for daily use.

Our socks use unique, featuring StrikePadding technology, for advanced arch support that lasts all day. Additionally, our socks have extra padding to relieve foot and arch pain commonly associated with restless leg syndrome. Lasso’s TrueCompression technology works fast to increase blood flow and provide you with the much-needed relief you’ve been seeking.

Before you hit the road or hop on that plane, grab your pair of compression socks for comfortable travels.