FlightSock.com AntiDVT Flight Socks
Flight Socks/Travel Socks, Anti DVT Information
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Our exclusive and completely reusable Flight Socks product. Unisex flight socks use a clinically proven graduated compression system to improve blood flow. Flight Socks can help to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), swollen ankles, tired aching legs and aid circulation.
Previously sold as the Travelwise & Veinguard brands, we have now developed our own brand range from the same factory and to exactly the same BS 7563:1999 standards - FlightSocks.info
Sitting still for long periods of time, be it on an airline flight, a train journey, or even sitting in front of a computer, could also increase your risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
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PLEASE NOTE - Our flight socks are just like normal socks, NOT like stockings/tights. They look, feel & wear like a normal sock product.
Our flight socks are packaged in simple clear plastic packaging which is ideal for mail order delivery (a full instructions leaflet is included with each pair)
Colours available - Black & Light Beige.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (D.V.T.)
For many years this condition has been known to doctors and until recently it was believed that it only affected people of advanced years. It has now been proven that it can occur at any age regardless of physical fitness. Travelling on long distance flights, trains or coaches and sitting in cramped conditions put people at risk.
Regular flyers on low cost flights are also advised to wear Flight Socks, due to the more cramped conditions employed by these airlines.
Wearing compression socks like "FlightSocks.info" Flight & Travel socks can help in the prevention of D.V.T.
FLIGHT SOCKS provide a graduated compression and are a medically approved aid for the prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis on long-haul flights. Information is included throughout this website on how to reduce the risk of developing D.V.T. when flying.
People most at risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis - D.V.T's
There is growing evidence that passengers on long-haul flights are at increased risk from developing potentially life-threatening deep vein thrombosis – DVT (blood clots). Muscles and joints that become physically bored will feel tired, stiff and even ache due to inactivity. Sitting still for hours can also cause poor circulation, and when the circulation of blood through your arteries and veins slows down, muscles feel weaker and tired.
passengers on flights of 4 hours or more duration
people over 40 years of age
people over six feet tall, or under five feet tall
people with varicose veins
people with heart disease
people suffering from cancer
those with a history of blood clots
those who have recently undergone surgery
those who have had recent leg injuries
women taking the contraceptive pill
NHS Direct - Additional information
Click Here or on image for additional information and advice regarding symptoms, causes & prevention of deep vein thrombosis from the NHS Direct Health Encyclopaedia (opens new window).
What flight socks do
"FlightSocks.info" unisex flight socks use a clinically proven graduated compression system to improve blood flow, which can help relieve leg discomfort.
The flight socks have the appropriate amount of support to help blood circulation, to help prevent the build up of excess fluid in the legs. This is helpful as blood flow can slow down during long periods of inactivity.
SUBJECT TO MEDICAL ADVICE
IF YOU SUFFER FROM THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS PLEASE CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL PRACTITIONER:
If you suffer from circulatory or venous problems.
If you are already wearing hosiery specifically prescribed.
If you suffer from diabetes, phlebitis or arterial disease.
Flight Sock fitting instructions & size guide
Flight Sock/Travel Sock size guide.
"FlightSocks.info" Flight Socks should be worn in place of normal socks throughout the flight. Always wear both socks and ensure that they are pulled up to just below the knee.
Putting on your Flight Socks
TAKE CARE THAT FINGERNAILS DO NOT DAMAGE THE SOCKS WHEN SLIDING HANDS INSIDE
A Fold socks inside out down to toe.
B Gently ease over the toes, then slowly pull back to heel.
C Smooth over back of heel, and roll up over calf.
ADJUST BACK DOWN AND REPEAT IF TWISTED (DO NOT STRETCH).
Do not use if you have serious circulatory problems such as active arterial or venous disease. Consult a healthcare professional:
if you have a previous history or arterial or venous disease
if you suffer from diabetes
if you are currently using prescribed compression hosiery
"FlightSocks.info" Flight Socks (Small, Medium & Large). Made from 5% Spandex and 95% nylon. The Spandex is woven in an upward spiral to aid circulation.
This information applies only to "FlightSocks.info" flight socks.
If there is anything that you do not understand or if you need further information or advice, you should ask your medical practitioner who will have more details.
Take Care of your Flight socks
Do not attempt to repair the socks. If damaged, dispose and replace.
Hand wash at 40ºc and dry flat.
Do not dry clean, tumble dry or iron.
DO NOT WRING, IRON, DRY CLEAN, TUMBLE DRY
FlightSock.com Compression Rating Our flight socks offer an average ankle compression rating of 10mmHg and fit into the firm category based on the following table: Criteria for description of support Nominal ankle pressure (mmHg) Light support 6 Medium support 8 Firm support 10 Extra firm support 12 Compression forces, in accordance with BS 7563:1999
FlightSock.com Compression Rating
Our flight socks offer an average ankle compression rating of 10mmHg and fit into the firm category based on the following table:
Criteria for description of support
Nominal ankle pressure (mmHg)
Extra firm support
Compression forces, in accordance with BS 7563:1999
Symptoms to look out for:
D.V.T. is also a condition that can develop some time after the flight ends. If you notice any of the following symptoms, consult a doctor immediately:
- SEVERE SWELLING OF THE ANKLES, CALVES OR THIGHS.
- HIGH SKIN TEMPERATURE.
- SKIN DISCOLOURATION.
Check list before flying DO
DO consult your GP about any previous or existing medical conditions.
DO exercise calf muscles every hour during your journey by lifting toes up and down. Lift heels and roll balls of the feet.
DO drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
Check list before flying DO NOT
DO NOT consume an excessive amount of high caffeine drinks or tea or coffee as these products may cause dehydration.
DO NOT consume 2 units or more of alcohol before or during the flight. Try to avoid alcohol at all times.
DO NOT wear clothes that are tight fitting (except for FLIGHT SOCKS and only if fitted properly). Avoid rolling down the socks at any time as build up of compression may occur.
DO NOT sit or sleep in a position that forces your calves against the seat.
PLEASE NOTE Taking aspirin before or during a flight does not help prevent DVT, as some people might believe. Aspirin is widely used to help prevent blood clots in arteries, which can cause strokes and heart attacks, however, aspirin does not seem to be very effective at preventing clots in veins.
For more information, please visit the Bupa website via this link BUPA Advice DVT
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