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Compression Socks for Travelling

Reduce the risk of blood clots while travelling

When you're looking forward to your holiday or a well-earned break, the last thing you want is to develop venous thrombosis while travelling. Unfortunately, this is a risk because sitting for a long time while travelling by plane, car, train or bus can put a real strain on your legs. Travel times of over four hours are a struggle for your veins, so it’s important to take preventative measures.

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Fortunately, compression stockings for travel can help reduce swelling in your legs and improve blood flow. Travelling usually means sitting in a confined space with little movement, accompanied by water loss due to the low cabin pressure and low humidity in planes. These conditions are a challenge for your veins, slowing down the blood flow, leading to circulation problems, blood clots, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If left untreated, it can become a serious health problem and in some cases lead to pulmonary embolism (PE), a heart attack, or a stroke.
If you know you will be travelling for a long time, you should get yourself a pair of compression stockings for travel, such as JOBST Travel Socks. If you want to arrive at your destination feeling healthy and refreshed, then compression stockings are one of the best ways to help prevent blood clots from travelling.

Counteracting deep vein thrombosis on flights

Unfortunately, blood clots and travel often go together, but there are ways to reduce the risk of travel-related thrombosis
occurring. For long-distance travellers, it’s vital to drink plenty of water – especially on a plane – and to get up and walk around whenever possible. Choosing an aisle seat on a plane, for example, lets you easily get up and stretch your legs. If travelling by car, include as many stops along the way where you can move around outside. You can also exercise your
calf muscles when sitting, such as moving your feet up and down and making circular patterns. These work particularly well at counteracting blood clots when travelling on long flights.

If you’re already at risk of DVT, compression stockings for travel help lessen the strain on your legs and support your veins. You can take a pair of JOBST Travel Socks on every long-distance journey, as they can be worn just like normal socks; they also come in different colours and compression levels.