There are several ways you can reduce your risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), compression stockings or flight socks is one of them.
Wearing compression stockings during flights of four hours or more can significantly reduce your risk of DVT, as well as leg swelling (oedema).
The below-knee stockings apply gentle pressure to the ankle to help blood flow.
Who’s at risk of DVT?
Conditions that may increase your risk of DVT on flights of eight hours or more:
- history of DVT or pulmonary embolism
- heart disease
- inherited tendency to clot (thrombophilia)
- recent surgery – pelvic region or legs
- hormone replacement therapy
How to measure for flight socks?
Measure the circumference of the thickest part of calf.
Check your size below:
|Extra Small (XS)||<12 inches|
|Small (S)||12-14 inches|
|Medium (M)||14-16 inches|
|Large (L)||16-18 inches|
|Extra Large (XL)||18+ inches|
You can buy the flight socks on the macom online shop.