Los Angeles Times: Fashionable Compression Socks

Graduated Compression Socks: Fashionable Compression Socks

Many people know compression socks as those thick white tubes patients must wear after surgery to prevent blood clots when they are stuck in bed.

But a different type of compression sock, called graduated compression hosiery, is geared toward everyday use outside a hospital setting to help with a number of leg ailments, from aching to swelling to varicose veins to more serious venous insufficiency and lymphedema.

Lucky for users, these socks and stockings are available in fashionable designs that let people boost their leg health without compromising style.  

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