flight-socks-ce 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 BS7563:1999 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).

PLEASE NOTE - Our flight socks are just like normal knee-high 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 and come in black and light beige (a full instructions leaflet is included with each pair).

 

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

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.

Wearing compression socks like "FlightSocks.info" Flight & Travel socks can help in the prevention of DVT.  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 DVT when flying. TravelWise-Why-Wear320

People most at risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis - 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 also inhibits poor circulation, and when the circulation of blood through your arteries and veins slows down, muscles feel weaker and tired.

Everyone is at risk, including those with no previous history of leg swelling (oedema). However, those at highest risk are:

  • passengers on flights of 4 hours or more duration
  • people over 40 years of age
  • people over six fee 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-choices-logoNHS Choices - Additional information

Click here 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" flight socks use a clinically proven graduated compression system to improve blood flow, which can help relieve leg discomfort. These 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.

 

Caution Statement Subject to Medical Advice - If you suffer from the following conditions please consult your medical practitioner prior to use:

  • 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 Size Guide & Fitting Instructions

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Your ankle and shoe size will normally relate to the correct size of socks required. If you find your calf size is above average, always wear a larger size to fit correctly.

Fitting Instructions - "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.  Take care that fingernails do not damage the socks when sliding hands inside the socks.

A - Fold socks inside out down to toe.Flight Socks - Order Online

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).

Take Care of your Flight Socks - Our "FlightSocks.info" Flight Socks are made from 5% Spandex and 95% nylon.  The Spandex is woven in an upward spiral to aid circulation.  Do not attempt to repair your socks - if damaged, dispose and replace.  Hand wash only and dry flat. Do not wring, dry clean, tumble dry or iron. 

Customer Information - 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.

Flight-Socks.com Compression Rating - Our flight socks offer an average ankle compression rating of 10mmHg.  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's and Don'ts

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

DON'T consume an excessive amount of high caffeine drinks or tea or coffee as these products may cause dehydration

DON'T consume 2 units or more of alcohol before or during the flight.  Try to avoid alcohol at all times

DON'T 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

DON'T sit or sleep in a position that forces your calves against the seat.

 

Please, Please, Please – DO NOT wait until you get to the airport and pay £12.99 or £14.95 for your flight socks. Buy now and avoid paying 150% more at the Airport !!!

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