Benefits of Compression Socks: Improving Circulation & More

Compression Therapy

Compression therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment method for a variety of circulatory and lymphatic conditions. It involves the use of compression garments, such as stockings, sleeves, etc., to apply external pressure to the affected area, promoting healthy blood flow and reducing swelling. Graduated compression therapy, which is a key feature of actiLEGS compression stockings, utilises a design that provides strong compression at the ankle and gradually reduces up the limb, effectively improving blood circulation in the lower extremities and preventing blood clots in the vein valves.


Our medical compression stockings are categorised according to various compression classes based on the pressure levels they exert on the limbs, ensuring that each patient receives the appropriate level of compression for their specific condition.

At Acti Legs, we’re committed to providing high-quality compression therapy products that deliver exceptional results and improve the overall health and well-being of our patients.


Benefits of actiLEGS Medical Stockings

  • Reduces tissue swelling in the lower extremities.
  • Improves microcirculation in the legs.
  • Improves circulation in the legs and feet.
  • Improves venous flow
  • Shift of venous blood into the deep veins
  • Helps to reduce symptoms of venous insufficiency.
  • Softens skin changes caused by edoema.
  • Narrows veins, helping to improve venous flow.
  • Shifts venous blood from the surface veins to the deeper veins.

Healthy Leg Tips


Exercise Improves Blood Flow

Exercise helps promote blood flow from your legs back toward your heart. To get the most benefit:

  • Walking: A brisk walk for at least 30 minutes a day can help increase blood flow in the legs and other parts of the body.
  • Jogging or running: Running or jogging is a great cardiovascular exercise.
  • Cycling: Cycling is another great cardiovascular exercise that can help improve blood flow in the legs and other parts of the body.
  • Strength training: Resistance training can help improve blood flow by increasing muscle mass and improving circulation.

Elevation Reduces Swelling

Elevation is a simple and effective method to reduce swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet. By elevating the affected limb above the level of the heart, gravity helps to promote the flow of blood and other fluids back towards the heart. This reduces the accumulation of fluid in the affected area, which in turn reduces swelling.

  • Lie down on a comfortable surface, such as a bed or sofa.
  • Prop your legs up on a few pillows or a wedge-shaped cushion.
  • Make sure that your legs are above the level of your heart.
  • You should elevate your legs for at least 15–20 minutes several times a day.

Limiting Skin Problems

Limiting skin problems is essential to preventing the development of ulcers. When the skin is damaged or inflamed, it becomes more susceptible to breakdown and injury, which can lead to the formation of ulcers.

  • Keep the skin clean and dry: Regularly clean the skin with mild soap and water and dry it gently.
  • Moisturise: Use a moisturiser to prevent the skin from drying out and cracking.
  • Avoid tight clothing: Wear loose-fitting clothes that do not rub against the skin or cause irritation.
  • Protect the skin from the sun: Use sunscreen and protective clothing to prevent sunburn and skin damage.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight and Diet

Maintaining a healthy weight and diet can help reduce the pressure on the veins and improve overall blood circulation. Here are some tips to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and diet:

  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Control portion sizes.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Limit salt intake.
  • Avoid sugary drinks.