This blog post topic is intended primarily to reveal findings on this mystery and simultaneously it is an open invitation for all the guys out there to comment about wearing support hose or compression stockings to give their legs a boost, to relieve symptoms and to prevent the occurrence or slow the progression of venous conditions.
We called this topic a mystery because a vast number of men have not mustered the courage yet to wear compression stockings and support pantyhose openly under shorts during the warmer months of the year.
The sad reality is that even if it is medically justified or simply for preventative care of the leg veins all too often there still seems to be a great stigma or even a shunning disapproval about seeing men in support stockings, pantyhose or tights. Depending in what part of the country or city you live in you may risk being mocked, ridiculed or even physically assaulted if seen in public wearing hosiery.
To come back to our question, we have not been able to come up with any hard numbers or verifiable statistics about how many men are wearing support and compression hosiery, but there is definitely tangible proof out there that men are wearing compression stockings or support hose in significant numbers.
One strong piece of evidence for men wearing compression stockings and support pantyhose can be found when reading the online product reviews and customer comments of support hosiery and compression stocking manufacturers and retailers. In doing so you’ll quickly notice that a significant number of the comments are made by men raving about how much better their legs feel wearing support hosiery.
In addition, some manufacturers of hosiery and compression hosiery have openly stated on occasion that they have seen a boost of sales based on purchases from male customers particularly through their online sales outlets.
Clever guys who are concerned about their general health and wellness and of course their leg health in particular have no issues wearing compression and support hose. They are keenly aware of the invigorating and energizing benefits graduated compression hosiery or support pantyhose can provide for their leg veins throughout a long day of sitting or standing at work, while traveling long distance or simply to have less muscle fatigue and a speedier recovery during sports and leisure activities.
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Why Should Men Wear Compression or Support Garments?
If you have never experienced any leg pain, heaviness, swelling or spider veins and varicose veins you may be asking yourself – “Why would I want to wear support stockings or support hose?”
As that may be, keep in mind that the leg veins in particular have to work very hard whenever we are not laying down or sitting with our legs elevated because they have to transport the blood back up the legs to the heart and lungs against the pull of gravity to be reoxygenized over and over all day long and day after day.
To keep the veins and valves inside the veins from weakening or becoming defective preemptive wearing of support hosiery has been the secret weapon of millions of women for many decades to help keeping their legs in shape.
On the other hand, if you already have any of the above described symptoms you may have tried and experienced the soothing and energizing benefits compression stockings or support pantyhose can provide to improve daily living. If you have not given compression or support hose a try yet you really may want to consider doing so. It is a most invigorating and revitalizing experience for your legs to say the least.
Nevertheless, before you go hog wild and start buying any compression socks, stockings or pantyhose like there is no tomorrow, make sure to discuss things with your physician first to ensure there are no underlying conditions that would preclude you from wearing compression or support hosiery.
Finally, when you do get ready to purchase compression stockings make sure to get your legs measured properly because getting the right size really does matter for a comfortable fit and to get the most benefit from the gradual compression.
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