Sore, tired legs?

Relieve tired legs with compression stockings!

Medical professionals quickly discovered the benefits of wearing compression stockings for tired legs. Class I medical compression stockings were originally used to prevent thrombosis for patients with a medical condition or reduced mobility.

Tired legs are common among hospital staff who have to stand for long periods at work. When they began wearing compression stockings, they noticed the difference it made to their tired legs. Compression stockings are an increasingly popular way to combat tired legs, especially for people with standing or sitting jobs.

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Tired legs due to standing or sitting

We often hear people complaining about tired and heavy legs if they have to stand or sit for long periods in their work. What causes this heavy feeling?

If you stand or sit for long periods, your calf muscles aren't used enough. It is essential to use calf muscles in order to promote blood flow and remove waste products effectively.

Do you have heavy legs?

A quarter of people regularly have tired legs. If you have a job that involves standing, sitting, or travelling for extended periods, you may be one of those people.

Prolonged sitting or standing disrupts the blood circulation and lymphatic system, resulting in tired legs.

Your legs may start to feel irritating, sometimes even painful or tingling. It is common to have increased fluid retention and swollen ankles at the end of the day.

What causes tired legs?

There are several symptoms which can cause tired legs.

The main cause of tired legs is reduced blood flow and removal of waste products. The heart pumps blood around the body. On its way to the legs, it releases oxygen to muscles and organs. On the way back, it drains away waste and oxygen-depleted blood.

The calf muscles help to pump the blood upwards against gravity. As these muscles tighten, they help pump blood back to the heart.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins can disrupt this blood circulation. They usually occur in the calf, knee cavity or inside the thighs. Varicose veins can be hereditary, caused by lack of movement, or occur during pregnancy. Being overweight or old age can also contribute to varicose veins.

Our compression stockings help tired legs caused by varicose veins and prevent new ones from forming.

Is there a solution for tired legs?

There are ways to prevent heavy, tired legs. Here are the most important tips to prevent tired legs:

Tip 1 – Movement

Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time, walk around regularly, or sit down for a while. To reduce fatigue, you can place your legs on a pillow. Then raise your foot above your heart, so that your blood can circulate more easily.

Tip 2 – Exercises

Try to do exercises on the days when you are not very active. This exercise stimulates blood circulation. You can do this exercise every few hours to prevent tired legs:

Sit on a chair or lie on the floor, lift your legs straight up and put your hands under the knee. Make circular and pumping movements with your foot.

Tip 3 – Nutrition and weight management

Healthy nutrition is important for strong blood vessels and can help relieve tired legs. Being overweight contributes to tired legs as it puts more pressure on the legs and strains circulation. Healthy nutrition and weight management are therefore important!               

It can also help to wear looser clothes and good shoes (without heels) and to stop smoking.

Benefits of compression stockings for tired legs

The graduated compression pressure of our medical compression stockings supports blood circulation and the removal of the waste products, which would otherwise cause tired legs.  The stockings help relieve the symptoms of heavy and tired legs!

Medical compression stockings from SolvaCare?

Read more about the SolvaCare compression stockings here. You can buy our compression stockings in our webshop but also at the DM pharmacy.