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What exactly are travel socks and why do I need them?

Maintaining work-life balance is of outmost priority today. And travel is the most preferred way to keep the balance maintained. Be it solo-tripping, couple goals or family vacation travel tops everyone’s bucket list. I am sure while reading this you are already planning your next trip. Isn’t it?

Packing our travel bag and collecting travel accessories begins way before we travel and is indeed very crucial.

While we pack our travel bag, we always make sure we either carry stuff which is compact like travel toothpastes or something which makes the travel experience comfortable like your books or earphones to listen to music.

Travel socks which is more commonly known as flight socks or plane socks is very useful when it comes to enhancing your comfort while travelling and lets you travel without any kind of leg pain.

So, what exactly do travel socks do?

Travel socks relives you for any kind of tired and aching legs and swollen foot. It helps you increase the blood circulation and reduces flight related DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis).

How do travel socks work?

Travel support socks have graduated compression therapy.  That means maximum pressure is applied at the ankles which gradually reduces towards the calf. By this they help the blood to flow back to the heart and help relive the conditions arising from improper leg circulation.

Can I wear travel socks even if I travel by road?

Travel support socks can be worm when ever you travel for long hours (more than 3-4 hours at a stretch). That is because your legs are immobile for long hours hampering the blood circulation thereby causing tired aching legs, swollen foot etc.

It is always advisable to wear travel socks whenever you travel.

I have never faced any problem while I travel. Should I still buy travel socks?

Yes, very much.

Okay let me tell you a fact. There are more than 1 million cases of DVT per year in India (Source: Google). One of the main cause of DVT is long haul travel leading to improper blood circulation and thereby formation of clots.

DVT is not visible to naked eyes nor does it have any symptom to most people.

You might not feel the necessity of wearing travel socks today, but always remember it is better to be safe than sorry.

Wear travel socks for every travel you make irrespective of your age and gender.

Don’t let leg pain come in between your memories!

Happy travelling!

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