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Can I wear them instead of flight socks?Updated 2 months ago

Wearing a Bearhug support, such as compression socks or sleeves, can be beneficial during flights, especially for long durations or if you are prone to discomfort or swelling in your legs. Here's how it can be helpful:

1. Improved Circulation: Compression from bearhug supports helps promote better blood circulation in the legs, which can reduce the risk of swelling (edema) and discomfort during long periods of sitting.

2. Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Compression socks or sleeves can help lower the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that can form during long flights due to reduced movement and circulation.

3. Reduced Leg Fatigue: Wearing compression garments can lessen leg fatigue and achiness that often occur during or after flights, especially on lengthy journeys.

4. Support for Muscles and Joints: Compression sleeves can provide support to muscles and joints in the legs, which may reduce strain and discomfort associated with prolonged sitting.

5. Comfort and Wellness: Overall, wearing bearhug supports can contribute to a more comfortable and pleasant travel experience by supporting leg health and circulation.

If you're considering using compression socks or sleeves for flights, it's a good idea to choose the right level of compression based on your needs and comfort. 

Additionally, be sure to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any specific concerns or conditions related to your leg health before using compression garments for travel purposes.

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