Safe Travels with Bauerfeind Compression Socks

VenoTrain® Business Compression Stockings
Health & Wellness
12/14/2017
Frequent travel can take its toll on your body, trust Bauerfeind to get you there safely.

After a long flight or road trip many people complain of painful swelling in their legs, feet and ankles, but the risks associated with this type of condition are much more serious than you may realize.

“When legs are immobile for long periods due to injury, surgery or more commonly travel, our calf muscles remain dormant,” said Erin Grigsby, Bauerfeind’s physical therapist. “The movement of our calf muscles uses ‘muscle pump’ to return blood to the heart. Little movement equals little muscle pump, and this can lead to blood pooling, congealing and possibly blood clots. In rare cases you can develop Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a condition where a clot breaks free, enters the blood stream and causes heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism.”

Little movement equals little muscle pump, and this can lead to blood clots.

Erin says there are a few simple things you can do to reduce your chances of developing circulation problems while traveling:

seatbelt iconWatch for the “seat belt sign” – When it goes off, get up and walk around the cabin. This is the most effective way to get your blood pumping, especially on a long flight.

 

timer iconAnkle pumps – If you can’t get up, get your legs moving in your seat. Move your feet and ankles up, down and side to side. Do this at least once every 30 minutes.

 

water iconHydrate! – No one wants to use the cabin bathroom, but drinking plenty of water before, during and after air travel is essential for your circulation. Alcohol intake can also dehydrate you quickly, so avoid it until after you’ve arrived at your destination.

 

compression iconQuality compression – Wearing quality, medical-grade compression stockings during travel has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of developing vein problems*. Bauerfeind’s VenoTrain® Business socks provide Class I (18-21mmHg) graduated compression to stimulate oxygenating blood flow to and from the calves. This increased circulation helps to counteract the effects of immobility to lessen pain and swelling.

VenoTrain® Business

> Comfortable, moisture-wicking microfiber
> Medical-Grade Compression Class I (18-21mmHg)
> Increases oxygenating blood flow
> Reduces pain and swelling

Sports Compression Socks - Run & Walk

> Reduces muscle vibrations
> Protective zone – reduces pressure and rubbing on the Achilles tendon
> Compression – provides improved circulation and increased endurance
> Breathable and durable material

VenoTrain® Micro Compression Stockings

> 50% microfiber for soft, breathable feel
> Gradual, medical-grade compression stimulates circulation to relieve veins and tired legs
> Integrated comfort sole provides foot stabilization and pressure relief
> Wrinkle-free fit

*“How Compression Works in Venous Diseases” (by Joe F. Lau, MD & Steve Elias, MD) via Vein Magazine