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Compression Socks for Nurses…the Top Picks

February 17, 2019 1:37 am Published by 2 Comments

Are you working in a place where it requires standing for a long period of time? Do you often experience leg pain after a long day or does your leg swell after prolonged standing?

As nurses, you are required to be on your feet for long period of hours..walking, running..sometimes no time to rest, or if there is time, it won’t be enough to relax your legs. At the end of the day (…or at the end of the shift), your legs will feel sore, swollen, heavy, and sometimes even the result of starting spider veins or varicose veins.

Having this kind of situation makes it hard for you to work and concentrate. You should use something that would provide relief, like a compression socks, that usually gives wonders. There are a lot of compression socks that is available in the market..but which one to choose?

In this article, we will provide different kinds of compression socks that you can choose from. We will try to dissect each one to know what is the good and the bad in these kinds of compression socks.


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The uniqueness of using compression socks…

Reduces soreness. Nursing or any other activity that requires standing is hard work. The working hours could be too long and the work is strenuous, not to mention the additional stress on the mind and the body. Wearing compression socks helps reduce the sore pain you may feel after standing for long hours.

Improves blood flow and oxygen circulation. These aids in preventing lactic acid build up in your muscles.

Reduces leg swelling. After working all day, some people’s feet and legs may swell. Using a compression socks helps reduce fatigue and swelling in your lower leg.

Minimizes spider and Varicose Veins. Standing up for a long time may prompt varicose veins through permitting the blood to pool and expanding veins in the lower extremities. This makes your feet turn blue. It will be uncomfortable and obstinate to show the stems on your feet in case you develop spider veins. Fortunately, compression socks aid in relieving the symptoms and slows down development of varicose veins.

The dress code does not affect Sock choice. Since the compression socks are available in various colors and patterns, you can wear them in any organization. Even the strictest organization policy imminently lacks any rules regarding the pattern and color of your socks. You can gear up and boost your mood and confidence, through wearing something which gives you a fabulous feeling.

Top Picks…

Here are some top picks that most people are using. This is not arranged in order. Let us check each one of them:

Physix Gear Compression Socks.


A compression socks and a double stitched with anti-bacterial fabric. Its compression and the support are in the Heels, Foot, and Calves making the toe area avoid squeezing your toe joints. Washable designed with moisture wicking properties that rapidly air dry in a few hours, and is easy to don even it is a compression sock.

This kind of compression socks can be used day or night, and is a good socks to aid in preventing blood clot formation after a surgery.

This sock is durable and is full-length. Preferred by some as this provides instant shock absorption effect that really helps reduce fatigue and swelling in the lower leg. Though some opt not to choose this brand as this is somewhat a little over their budget, some still do as they prefer the effectivity rather than the cost.

Your purchase comes with a money-back guarantee.

Nurse Mates Women’s 12-14mmHg Compression Trouser Socks.


This Nurse Mates Women’s 12-14 mmHg Compression Trouser Sock provides a top-notch compression bent with the easy fit and feel. It delivers a comfy heel as well as the toe pocket which offers both stability and a medial boost to ankles and toes.

The entire length offers a very comprehensive support to lower part of the leg, plus the calf muscle. This is available in a wide variety of amazing colors and prints. The Nurse Mates Women’s 12-14 mmHg Compression Trouser Sock is ultra-lightweight and comfy. It provides a natural feel on the skin and is created with moisture wicking capabilities.

This prevents the buildup of sweat as well as curbing odor issues that are common with athletes and competitors. Moreover, it does not slip down or bunch up as you wear it.

There is a mixture of good and not so good reviews for this kind of compression. Some liked it as this really gives the compression they need, but after using it, the socks leave a mark (sometimes elevated red marks) on the skin. Some also say that they only cover mid-calf, have little gender-neutral models, and are available only in one size.

BLITZU Compression Socks


This type of compression socks provide true graduated compression to promote blood circulation and oxygen flow, prevent cramping, fatigue, swelling, help muscle recovery, spider, varicose veins and patients with diabetes. The support is provided in your foot, heel, arch, ankle, and calf.

A one-of-a-kind compression socks that combine the stability of kinesiology taping with the performance of compression fabric. It can be use every day, night, or both.

The Blitzsu compression sock is a stylish, sleek, fashionable design that is highly breathable and airy and has built in moisture wicking capability. Stay put cuffs & soothing feeling at the bottom and sides of foot, with no pinching.

With its superior grade circular knit structure, this socks deliver a certain degree of stretch for greater flexibility and durability.

The challenge for some is with its thickness..it nearly is impossible to open wide enough for foot.

This kind of socks comes with a money-back guarantee.

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Wanderlust Compression Socks


This compression sock is durable and therapeutic, made from breathable premium cotton to slide on and take off with ease. This comes with a perfect amount of compression which is 20-30 mmHg at foot and ankle, 15-20 at leg and calves, and 10-15 under the knee giving an instant relief.

Its seamless toe box eliminates friction to prevent blisters & corns. It also has extra soft foot padding that absorbs impact. This has incredible arch & achilles heel support for relief of Plantar Fasciitis.

Use in any kind of work or activity. This compression sock is safe, with progressive pressure for use all day or night to promote blood flow, circulation, and performance.

Some says this compression sock is too tight and looses its tightness after multiple washes.

This has a 100% “Love them or they are FREE” Satisfaction Guarantee.

SB SOX Compression Socks


SB SOX Compression Socks (20-30mmHg) for Men & Women smoothly fits the calves/legs and cover 4 different sizes with a wide range of calf circumferences and shoe sizes.

This provides the ideal compression to provide the maximum boost in blood circulation. Better oxygen circulation provided by this compression socks help reduce lactic acid build up and aids muscle recovery in the calf, ankle, feet, and legs.

Its form fitting, durable, lightweight, and breathable fabric features maintain joint stability regardless of activity. The cushioned heel and toe support provide unmatched comfort.

This compression sock comes in 4 different sizes to ensure focused support and muscle fatigue relief that is needed. The anti-odor and anti-static fabric stops the growth of bacteria and fungus while wicking moisture/sweat away from your feet making the feet dry even with longer use.

AbcoSport High Performance Calf Compression Sock


This compression sock is made up of 60% nylon, 30% spandex and 10% silver. It helps in stopping the growth of bacteria, fungus and inhibits unwanted odors while wicking moisture away from your feet due to its unique blend of silver material. This compression sock allows full range of motion while being a snug fit.

Abco Sport High Performance Calf Compression Sock provides an ideal compression of 20-25mmHg to provide maximum boost to your blood circulation. Most of the pressure is at the foot and least at the top of the sock. The gradual compression pressure from the top to bottom provides the perfect amount of pressure to prevent the swelling of your feet during a long day’s work. This compression that starts on the mid-foot gently supports plantar ligaments, arch, and the heel.

Many people prefer this compression socks but some did not like the thickness on the toe seam as this excess material folds over when putting on the shoes.

This compression sock is back up by a 100% risk-free satisfaction.


For anyone who works for long hours while standing, compression socks are the ideal socks to help you ease the pain and allow you to work with comfort, while also avoiding varicose veins or spiders. Not only for nurses, compression socks can be used by anyone who is having problems with leg pain or fatigue, and even pregnant women can use this kind of compression socks.

Choosing the right compression socks is a trial and error as different people have different taste and opinion as to what and how to wear it. This article is to provide you a guide on what are the top picks that most people use for their work or their everyday activities. In this way, it will be easier for you to choose which, from these top picks, you think will be the best one for you.

We’re hoping that this has helped in some way. If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section and we will be more than happy to help you out as much as we can.


  • https://garagegymbuilder.com/compression-socks-nurses/
  • https://www.vivehealth.com/blogs/resources/compression-socks-for-nurses
  • https://feetstrap.com/best-compression-socks-for-nurses


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Jacy and Ryan (TMD Team)


  • John says:

    Wow, your website just amazed me. These are the pieces of information I was looking for many days. Your explanations are very satisfying and you are definitely a pro in this.

    Happy to gain knowledge about socks. whenever I suffer from heal pain I always blame my long working hours. I didn’t know that socks can relive me from heal pain.

    I will definitely come back to your website to gain more knowledge.

    Also, your website is well designed and your points are very clear that no one can ask you about something is not clear. Excellent job and keep doing the good work.

    Thank you

    • admin says:

      Thanks John! If there is anything that we can do a review about medical related topic that you like, please email us at tmdguide@yahoo.com and we will be glad to do so.. Have a great night! Thanks again

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