Arthritis is a condition that is synonymous with joint pain, swelling of affected areas and mobility troubles. The two most common types are osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs with age or with wear and tear on the body, whereas Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes flares of joint pain and inflammation. However, individuals suffering from the various types of arthritis of the ankles and legs have found relief by using compression socks to help manage symptoms.
Quick Thought: By applying gentle, gradual pressure to the ankle and legs compression socks for arthritis sufferers increase blood flow through the legs, which helps alleviate many of the common symptoms of arthritis.
It can be hard to live a healthy and active lifestyle for those with arthritis, that’s where compression socks come in.
Common Symptoms Associated with Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis causes the immune system to attack the lining of the joints, which causes inflammation and can result in excess fluid and swelling in the joints. Osteoarthritis does cause swelling, but for different reasons. Over time, joint cartilage deteriorates for those with osteoarthritis which causes bones to run together, leading to joint swelling.
Quick Thought: Arthritis-related swelling can range from mild and slightly uncomfortable to immobilizing at its most severe.
Arthritis of all types causes stiff and painful joints, which make movement a challenge. For most, symptoms tend to be worse first thing in the morning. For those with arthritis, putting on compression socks can be a good way to start the day.
Quick Thought: Both periods of inactivity and overuse can cause flare-ups or more intense joint pain.
Numbness and Tingling
In addition to causing pain, arthritis can also lead to numbness in the affected areas. To some, this may sound better than dealing with intense pain, but numbness can cause loss of balance, increase the risk of falling and all around makes it harder to get from point A to point B.
Quick Thought: Numbness and tingling occurs when the joints swell and pinch the surrounding nerves.
How Compression Socks Can Help You Find Relief From Arthritis
Reducing Fluid Build-up
By helping blood pump back to your heart, compression socks alleviate fluid build-up in the legs and ankles so you can get back on your feet. This increased blood flow is crucial for managing painful swelling.
The increased blood flow that compression socks create allows for better circulation to the muscles and joints. Increased blood flow means that more oxygen reaches the muscles and joints, which is beneficial for reducing pain.
Relieving Pinched Nerves
The fact that compression socks reduce swelling also helps nerves. By preventing fluid build-up, compression socks can reduce the numbness and tingling sensations that come along with swollen joints.
Quick Thought: Using compression socks can reduce aches and pains and help those suffering with arthritis lead a happier, more active life.
The Best Compression Socks for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
Lasso’s medical compression socks are crafted with TrueCompression™ technology to prevent swelling, increase blood flow and decrease joint inflammation. Our soft and comfortable compression socks have a standard strength of 15-25 mmHg, meaning you can put them on to help with morning aches and pains and leave them on for the entirety of the day to aid with arthritis pain.Manage your arthritis symptoms with medical compression socks today.