Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics

The Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are only 4 days away!

It was just last week I realized I have not encouraged you, my readers, if you are traveling to the Summer Olympics in London, to wear your support socks. As with any long distance travel, it is imperative that you wear compression socks or compression stockings. I cannot imagine any of our Olympic Coaches here in the US allowing their potential Olympic Champions to travel with out their support socks. Just think how terrible it would be after all their years of hard work, to be so close to their goal and develop a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis, a blood clot in a deep vein of the leg) and not be able to compete for their Olympic Medal. Just think how terrible it would be for all of you who have planned the trip of your dreams to be unable to enjoy it because you develop a DVT. Wear your support stockings when you travel! (If you don’t normally wear support hose or support socks try the Jobst Travel Socks.)

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4 Responses

  1. Hello Peggy,
    You are so very lucky to not have formed more blood clots! If I had known that, I would have recommended 20-30 mmHg compression for travel and 15-20mmHg for everyday wear.

  2. Hello! I read your e-news letter and wanted to ask your opinion about the hose I wear. I am traveling from Denver to Anchorage in a few weeks with the flight being almost 6 hours long. I wear Jobst hose; lighter weight 8-15 mmhg. Do you think I should wear heavier hose when flying? Thank you!

    • Hello, You are so smart to ask before you get on the plane. 8-15mmHg compression is great if there is nothing wrong with your legs for everyday wear, but not for travel. For travel you need to wear 15-20mmHg. If you wear shorts or crops the UltraSheer 15-20 are really pretty; if you are wearing slacks the Opaque 15-20 are very comfortable. Be sure to do exercises to increase circulation, get up and walk once an hour and drink plenty of water. Hope you have a lovely trip!

      • Dear Vanda,
        Thank you so much for the help with my upcoming travel plans to aide my legs. I did have a blood clot 24 years ago and have had many surgeries to correct the vain flow, which it still not sufficient. I will order the 15-20 mmHg. Thanks a million for the good advice! Peggy

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