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Wear fashionable socks for good health

Posted at 8:28 AM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-16 12:18:56-05

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During this year's Fashion Week, stylish compression socks hit the runway. Strutting the latest season's colors and patterns, the models proved you don't have to be a victim of swollen ankles or poor circulation to flaunt the latest super-chic compression wear.

Until recently, compression tights were sold mostly at pharmacies as well as retailers catering to older men and women. The tights and socks are snug-fitting hosiery made from tightly woven materials like cotton and nylon. They help increase circulation in the legs and minimize the swelling that can result from prolonged sedentariness.

A medical necessity for some pregnant women and others who are at risk for deep-vein thrombosis or blood clots, the tights are now in vogue among stylish women who travel, are sedentary or on their feet for long periods of time.

Dr. Nick Morrison of Morrison Vein Institute, who specializes in vein disease, says that  "Ankles can swell after flying or being on your feet for long periods of time, but with compression hose, swelling can be prevented or minimized."

With shopping and travel season in sight, compression stockings are great aids to help prevent swelling and that heavy, fatigued feeling in your legs until you can have your veins treated by a phlebologist (vein specialist).

Don't be a victim of swollen ankles or poor style!  Compression hosiery is now available in knee-high socks, thigh high hose, tights and leggings in an assortment of colors and patterns.  Call us to at 480.860.6455 to schedule your free vein assessment at Morrison Vein Institute through December 15, 2014 or take our new self-assessment questionnaire at Get checked today and see if you are #vFree (vein disease free)!   

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