Should I wear compression socks while working?

For people on their feet all day at work, compression socks can help reduce fatigue, pain or swelling by increasing blood and oxygen flow in the legs and feet.

How compression socks help?

Being on your feet all day puts a 20% greater strain on the circulatory system and on the legs and feet, which can cause fatigue and soreness. Compression socks for work alleviate achiness and heaviness, energize legs, and prevents swelling.

Using compression socks apply therapeutic pressure that starts at the ankle and gradually eases above. By squeezing the leg from the bottom up, compression socks for nurses can help increase the circulation of freshly oxygenated blood back to your legs.  Happy legs and feet means more comfortable employees and make for a better work day – which is a win for everyone!

What careers benefit from compression socks?

Anyone who stands or sits for long periods of time may develop leg fatigue. According to, people who work at jobs where they are required to sit for most of the day reduce blood flow to the heart after about 90 minutes, which prevents fresh oxygenated blood from reaching the feet. Over time, this can lead to medical conditions like deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

People who are required to stand, on the other hand, overwork their veins to keep the blood moving against gravity, which can eventually lead to the development of medical conditions like varicose veins and heart disease. Some of the occupations that benefit most from VIM & VIGR compression technology are:

Standing Occupations that can benefit from compression socks:

Healthcare professionals: nurses, doctors, pharmacists, medical technicians, etc.

Restaurant & hospitality workers: servers, baristas, cooks, chefs, bartenders, dishwashers, etc.


Retail sales and clerks

Construction and factory workers

Flight attendants

Sitting Occupations that can benefit from compression socks:

Office workers: accountants, software developers, secretaries, receptionists, etc.

Truck drivers

Taxi/rideshare drivers

What compression level is best for work?

The type of compression socksyou need depends on the current health of your legs and your occupation. For example, for those who have any pre-existing issues with swelling, venous insufficiency or who are at risk of blood clots, we recommend a higher compression level, such as our 20-30 mmHg medical grade firm compression socks, whereas office workers with desk jobs or those who stand all day would benefit most from our moderate pressure 15-20 mmHg socks.

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