Lasso's Compression Socks are some of the most scientifically advanced socks on the market. Our patented graduated compression socks were designed to implement the tenants of compression therapy, a physical therapy proven to increase athletic performance and provide medical benefits for those suffering from circulation conditions. Let’s explore more about the concept of compression therapy.
What is Compression Therapy?
The first thing that you need to understand in order to grasp how compression therapy works is how your blood is circulated through your veins and arteries. As you may already know, the heart is the primary organ that pumps your blood through your blood vessels. However, circulation is also aided by muscle contractions around these vessels, and by the effects of gravity. Your blood cells and the surrounding plasma and lymphatic fluids transport vital gases, nutrients, and vitamins to the cells, and also remove metabolic wastes from your muscles and organs.
For most healthy and active individuals, maintaining a healthy blood pressure is enough to keep the blood flowing to all parts of the body. However, if the body isn’t able to regulate it within the normal range, circulation to the body’s extremities like legs and feet starts to suffer. This can lead to all sorts of medical complications.
Compression therapy is a non-invasive, chemical and drug-free solution that utilizes a constant and controlled amount of pressure around the feet, ankles, and calves to aid in the body’s circulation. Lasso’s specially designed graduated compression socks, in effect, help squeeze the blood circulating in the lower extremities to improve blood flow to those tissues, keeping them healthy and alive.
What Do Graduated Compression Socks Do?
Now, you may have noticed we have labeled our compression socks as graduated compression socks. this means that our socks apply a steady amount of pressure differently to certain areas of the feet, ankles, and legs. A person with a weak circulation will experience blood pooling in the lowest points of their body due to gravity.
With Lasso graduated compression socks, the greatest amount of pressure is applied at the ankle and it decreases gradually as you go up the length of the calves. Graduated compression socks improve blood circulation without being too restrictive or uncomfortable. They apply the right amount of pressure such that they improve circulation without limiting range of motion of your ankles, legs and feet.
Using Graduated Compression Socks to Treat Medical Symptoms
Compression socks are a drug and surgery-free treatment option for individuals with medical conditions that cause poor circulation. The physical symptoms of poor circulation to the lower extremities include:
- Coldness in feet
- Joint pain/stiffness
- Muscle cramping
- Skin discoloration
- Skin ulcers
- Varicose veins
Wearing graduated medical compression socks can help alleviate these symptoms in a safe and effective way. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms due to poor circulation to the legs and feet, talk to a healthcare provider about using graduated compression socks as a treatment option.
How Graduated Compression Socks Improve Sports Performance and Recovery
Recently, athletes have been applying the science of compression therapy to help improve athletic performance and to aid in injury recovery and prevention. When athletes expend more energy than their cells can manage, the body converts to anaerobic respiration. This process causes lactic acid to build up in the bloodstream and around muscle tissue causing cramps, muscle pain, discomfort, and fatigue. Compression socks can help improve sports performance by aiding the body’s removal of lactic acid build up in the calves, ankles, and feet to prevent muscle pain and cramping.
Not only can athletic compression socks improve performance, but they can also help athletes recovering from common sports injuries like ankle sprains, Achilles tendon, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and more. Lasso compression socks provide additional support to the ankles while maintaining a comfortable amount of flexibility and movement, making them a better grab and go solution than ankle tape or braces.
As you can see, Lasso graduated compression socks are no ordinary pair of socks at all. The applications and benefits of wearing Lasso socks make them the perfect choice for compression therapy treatment. From sports performance to helping with recovery, Lasso socks have got you covered.