How Compression Tights Work
Compression hosiery is more popular than ever – from giving a helping hand to those who work on their feet all day, to offering life changing apparel for those that suffer from debilitating health conditions, Compression Hosiery has a lot to offer!
Compression hosiery is used to treat a range of leg ailments from poor circulation to cellulite and swelling. There are many benefits to wearing compression tights as the pressure created reduces the chances of blood clots and helps to prevent varicose veins. You can read the offical NHS take on Compression Hosiery for Varicose Veins here. Furthermore, with an annual incidence of 1.5 per 1,000 people, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potential debilitating and life-threatening disease. Whilst compression tights are not a cure for varicose veins or DVT, doctors often recommend compression tights or stockings to improve circulation, stop varicose veins from getting worse and to reduce pain or discomfort.
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World Champion Serena Williams, who suffers from a blood clot condition, has also been seen sporting compression hosiery on the court during tennis season to reduce the risk of clots and encourage healthy blood flow.
Our range includes a number of styles with different levels of compression. The strength of compression is measured in mmHg (millimetres of mercury), which is a scientific term to measure the amount of pressure exerted over a specific area. Many styles feature gradient compression so that the pressure gradually decreases or increases at different points of the leg, usually exerting more pressure near the ankles and feet where blood flow can be slow and swelling is common.
Compression tights are also very useful during pregnancy when women can suffer from tired, swollen and achy feet or legs. The tights can relieve this pain and increase circulation by supporting the blood and veins in the legs against the force of gravity, getting the blood back up to the heart and the rest of the upper body. Compression hosiery is also great for travelling on flights of four hours or more by significantly reducing the risk of DVT, as well as leg swelling (oedema).
Only the most versatile, well appointed and affordable compression hosiery has been carefully selected including styles from prominent brands such as Wolford, Charnos, and Oroblu. The Tight Spot.com compression range includes tights, hold ups, knee highs, maternity tights, travel socks and flight socks. The range is available in a choice of colours to suit any look and as a specialist in plus size hosiery, The Tight Spot.com compression tights include sizes up to XXL, suitable for women of all shapes and sizes for any physical requirement.
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