The Korjo travel socks are useful to aid in DVT prevention when you cannot move around as much as you like.
The socks are scientifically designed with graduated compression, and are comfortable to wear. The graduated compression in the socks stimulates blood flow, helps reduce swelling and prevent deep vein thrombosis. The compression is high (20-30mm/Hg) at the ankle, medium (15-20mm/Hg) through the calf and low (10-15mm/Hg) in the toes.
They are suitable for men & women, travel and tired feet.
The Korjo travel socks come in black only, and in three sizes:
Small - Women: AU4.5-7; Men AU2-5 (Europe 34-38)
Medium - Women AU8-11; Men AU6-9 (Europe 39-43)
Large - Women AU12+; Men AU10-14 (Europe 44-48)
Passengers on long-haul flights can be subjected to long periods of inactivity, a cramped seated position and a tendency to become dehydrated. These conditions can cause a number of circulatory problems, ranging from swollen ankles and tired aching legs, to more serious medical conditions such as Deep Vein Thrombosis - DVT(blood clots).
Latest medical evidence suggests one in thirty long-haul passengers risk developing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). It's a severe medical condition that has taken lives all over the world. The fact is, if you fly on a long haul flight, you could be at risk. However, a clinically proven way to reduce the risk of developing DVT is by wearing flight socks. They look like ordinary socks but use a Graduated Compression System to improve blood circulation and help prevent the build up of excess fluid in the legs. So before you fly, reduce the risk of becoming another statistic and buy a pair of Flight Socks.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
A Deep Vein Thrombosis is a clot of blood that forms in the leg veins. A DVT is not dangerous in itself, but complications arising from it may occasionally be life threatening. If the clots start to break free from the veins and pass through the blood stream into the lungs (a condition called "pulmonary emblous") a person could suffer from pain in the chest, worsened by breathing. Pulmonary embolus can also cause shortness of breath and the coughing up of small amounts of blood.
Most importantly of all, but fortunately rarely, if the blood clot is large enough, it can cause sudden death by travelling to the heart and lungs and interrupting the blood flow.
It must be stressed that the risk of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis of pulmonary embolus during flight is low, but it can occur. The consequences can be extremely serious and therefore prevention is important.
Exercising the legs while seated, getting up and walking around the cabin, drinking water or soft drinks and avoiding excessive tea, coffee or alcohol, are all simple but vital elements in preventing DVT.
Another recommended precaution is the wearing of flight socks. Legs tend to swell during flight due to the low cabin pressure and remaining in one position for a long period of time. Flight Socks can aid the movement of blood in the veins because they are designed to provide extra support that leg veins may need to ensure correct circulation.
Flight Socks help prevent:
- risk of circulatory problems such as Deep Vein Thrombosis - DVT (blood clots)
- swollen ankles
- tired aching legs
Korjo Flight Socks contain a compression level of 20-30mmHg at the ankle