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Who said You Can’t have Fashionable Leggings and Get the Benefits of Compression Stockings Too?
Now you can cover the full spectrum of fashion hosiery from compression knee highs, thigh-high compression stockings, full length graduated compression pantyhose and the latest trendy addition – compression leggings.
Just in time for spring you can now add opaque and sheer leggings to your selection of hosiery for compression therapy and general leg wellness.
According to our research there are only a few select companies offering compression leggings. They can be found online simply by searching under the terms “compression leggings” or “graduated compression leggings”.
Compression leggings, which are obviously footless, combine the soothing and energizing characteristics of compression stockings with the fashion chic of leggings to complement your spring and summer wardrobe.
If you love fashion and are expecting a baby you are in luck too. The latest trends also include maternity compression leggings, which are designed to support the well-being of your legs during pregnancy without restricting your sense of style.
Why should you be Wearing Compression Leggings or Compression Stockings?
Here is a brief compilation of the potential health benefits of stockings, pantyhose and leggings featuring graduated compression …
- Relieving pain and discomfort from varicose veins and spider veins
- Reducing swelling (edema) in the legs
- Energizing tired and achy feeling legs (e.g. if you spend long hours standing or sitting at your job)
- Follow up care after sclerotherapy (non-surgical treatment of varicose veins or spider veins)
- Preventing or reducing leg swelling or varicose veins during pregnancy
Why should you choose Compression Leggings over Normal Leggings?
If your preferred fashion choices are leggings or footless hosiery and you care about the health and appearance of your legs you can do yourself and especially your legs a big favor.
Instead of wearing normal everyday leggings consider wearing fashionable leggings or footless tights and pantyhose with graduated compression.
In addition to the potential health benefits mentioned above compression leggings and footless tights also have the added benefits of
- Being able to enjoy the health benefits of compression leggings with sandals or open toe shoes
- Eliminating the potential feeling of tightness of compression stockings or hose in the toe area
- Enjoying the colorful fashion choices of leggings without sacrificing the leg support of graduated compression
Another Trend of Compression Leggings can be Found Among Serious Athletes
For many high performance athletes compression leggings or compression tights have become an indispensable tool in their pursuit of medals or setting new records. Runners, cyclists and other endurance sport athletes have been able to go faster and farther as a result of the benefits of these high-tech garments.
These benefits of sports compression leggings and tights are said to be
- Faster recovery and regeneration during training and competitions
- Maximum muscle support and increased endurance
- Compression through the elastic properties of the material
- Improved and faster blood circulation from the lower extremities
- Decreased muscle fatigue
- Highly durable garments with graduated compression design
- Antibacterial treatment of the fabric
- Moisture wicking and odor repelling properties
- Seamless circular knitting of nylon and elasthane fibers
A few Words of Caution!
If you already have edema (swelling from blood and/or fluid pooling in the feet, ankles or legs) or have been diagnosed with a venous condition such as venous insufficiency compression garments with feet may be more suitable for you.
As always, before making any changes that could affect your health make sure you talk things over with your health care provider first to ensure there are no contraindications.
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