My legs are always swollen and tired, what can I do?

My legs are always swollen and tired, what can I do? This is a question that is asked by people from all walks of life; sore, swollen, tired legs can affect people from all activity levels, and all ages.

Many women start experiencing these problems when they become pregnant, when our bodies are holding onto more fluid, and we are carrying more weight. It can be tiresome having to deal with swollen, tender, and tired legs, especially when you are already carrying an extra 20+ pounds.

So what can be done about it; what can women do during pregnancy to help ease the pain, and discomfort of swollen legs? Well, Compression socks are the answer. With the right pair, you can see a drastic improvement.

But what exactly do compression socks do? they promote circulation and help blood flow to your heart. Compression socks do this by adding gradual amounts of pressure to your leg. They can also help with leg cramps, swelling, varicose veins, leg pain and help prevent DVT (deep vein thrombosis).

There are so many types of compression socks on the market; ankle, mid-calf, and knee highs. The right pair depends on what you are trying to treat. For me, knee-high compression socks were the right choice. I was able to get the pressure I needed throughout my lower leg so that by the time I was able to sit down my legs didn’t feel like they were going to fall off (or swell and pop!).

One really great brand is ATOM Compression Wear. They carry a variety of compression socks, sleeves, and shapewear for total body compression and relief. I have a pair of their  Compression Lanati Milk Fiber Classic Socks, and I love the way my legs feel when I wear them.


swollen Here are just a few key points about ATOM Compression socks:

  • Medical grade graduated compression (18-22 mm Hg)
  • Cooling, breathable and moisture wicking fabric
  • Never wrinkle or slip design with comfort-stay-put-top
  • Durable, soft and easy to put on
  • pH balanced to your skin and naturally anti-microbial

In addition, they come in 4 different sizes and several colors. Having access to multiple sizes is key when picking the right compression socks. Too tight and you are defeating the purpose and causing more problems. Too loose, and you can suffer from a cut off in circulation if the socks slip and roll. Always make sure that you take the right measurements before ordering.


I like ATOM socks because, in addition to providing the right level of compression to fit my needs, they are also extremely soft and comfortable. I can wear them all day and never feel uncomfortable. Plus, now that I am done being pregnant, I can wear them after a run or training session to assist in recovery!

If you are in need of compression therapy, take a look at ATOM Compression Wear. Also, be sure to follow on social media to stay up to date on promotions, new products, and more.

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