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Red Lion- 2 Pairs "I CARE" Compression Socks- Breast Cancer Awareness

Brand:  Red Lion      Product Code:  RL socks
Availability:  In Stock
Price: $42.00

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This is a great way to make a statement, support a great cause, and benefit from the use of compression socks. You get 2 pairs of " I Care" Compression socks. A pair in pink with white ribbons, and a white pair with pink ribbons. They come in Mens & Women's sizes and have the following features:

Turned Welt Top
Padded Heel & Toe
Strategically Padded Sole Area
Graduated Compression
Anatomically Shaped Left/Right Foot

Made of 87% Nylon and 13% Spandex
A percentage of the profits from Red Lion's Pink
Products will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.

If you would like 1 pair to be Medium and 1 pair to be Large please note that in the comments section of checkout.

Knit in the USA

Size Medium/Sock Size 9-11 Fits Ladies Shoe Size 5-10 & Mens shoe size 4.5-8.5

Size Large/Sock Size 10-13 Fits Ladies Shoe Size 11-12 & Mens shoe size 9-12.5

Compression socks are specialized hosiery items designed to provide extra support and increase blood circulation.  Compression socks are not the same as traditional dress socks or non-compression diabetic socks, although they may look similar. The main purpose of compression socks is to provide graduated pressure on the lower leg and foot. Traditional dress and athletic socks offer some degree of compression, but not enough to be considered therapeutic.

The benefits of compression socks come from their graduated pressure application. Throughout an average day, the body pumps blood to all of the extremities as equally as it can. Gravity, however, often causes blood to pool in the lower legs and feet, causing circulatory problems such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. This can cause fatigue and leg cramps, and achiness. Elevating the legs and feet may alleviate the pain temporarily, but it often returns after a few hours of constant standing or walking. This is why compression socks are so great. Compression socks use stronger elastics such as rubber or spandex to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, the circulating blood is forced through narrower channels. The arterial pressure is increased, causing more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet. Compression socks are tightest at the ankles, gradually become less constrictive towards the knees. The soles of compression socks may be heavily padded for better shock absorption.

Although compression socks were originally marketed to those with compromised circulatory systems, many people now find their everyday use beneficial. Experts suggest passengers on long flights should wear compression socks to prevent circulatory problems like deep vein thrombosis, leg cramps and edema. Athletes often wear compression socks to give their leg muscles additional support while running or jumping. Those with occupations requiring long periods of standing may also benefit from the use of compression socks. Overall, compression socks have many benefits and anyone and everyone can benefit from wearing them. 

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