THE AVERAGE AMERICAN worker spends about 61% of their workday standing, so finding the right comfort and support is chief for fighting against fatigue, aches, and pains. Those working in retail, cleaning, construction, security, and food service are among the largest part of this group, with long workdays consisting of 8 or more hours on their feet. Wearing compression socks during the workday provides benefits for workers constantly on the go including pain relief, added arch support, and reduction of swelling.
Remedying Discomfort and Foot Fatigue
One of the most common complaints by people with careers involving standing or walking is discomfort and leg fatigue at the end of a long day. Retail workers are often running around to stock and provide products to their customers, restaurant workers are constantly juggling multiple tables, and cleaners are relentlessly working to keep the workplace tidy; none of which gives any time to sit down and take a break for relief.
Standing or walking for the duration of the workday is essentially exercise, so it's natural for legs and feet to feel sore and tired. For those working back to back shifts without time to properly rest, this can make the workday feel like an eternity unless they’re wearing socks with arch support. The increased blood flow and joint support provided by compression socks with arch support can help reduce pain during and after a long shift for a more comfortable workday.
Preventing Varicose Veins
A little known fact is that standing for long periods of time can actually put you at a higher risk of developing varicose veins. For cashiers or clerks who are typically confined to their post for most of the day, these abnormal veins are more likely to develop. These long periods of standing can cause venous insufficiency, where the walls of the veins become weakened and valves are damaged.
Being on your feet for 8+ hours a day means that the heart has to work harder to pump the blood back up to the heart and lungs because gravity is working against it. Women are especially susceptible to this condition and should take extra precautions to prevent it. Compression socks are a great solution for preventing varicose veins because the gentle pressure they apply to the legs promotes blood flow and increases circulation back to the heart.
Alleviating Arthritis and Joint Pain
Those working in retail, food-service, construction, or any other career that requires standing or walking are at an increased risk of developing arthritis in the foot. In the United States, 23% of adults are living with arthritis. This condition causes excessive soreness and joint pain and can particularly be a nuisance for those with active careers.
Arthritis causes fluid to build up around the joints, leading to stiffness, joint pain and even swelling in the afflicted area. Compression socks create better blood flow to the joints while also reducing fluid build-up, making movement more comfortable on the job.
The Best Work Socks Around
Lasso Gear makes the best socks for work boots and work shoes around. Our workplace compression socks are designed for all-day wear to keep you comfortable for even the longest of shifts. Lasso’s StrikePadding technology provides targeted arch support to relieve the foot pain so that you can focus on getting the job done and leave worries of joint pain and fatigue behind.If you’re looking for comfortable socks to make your workday easier, trust Lasso Gear for your needs.