Review from Blogger Chloe Joanne Rea. Hi folks, welcome back and happy hump day! Todays blog post is going to be on my recent discovery of wearing compression socks to placement/work. This discovery was a total gamechanger…
Now I know I sound 92 instead of 22, but I think we can all relate to how sore our legs can be after a long day? For real though the aches and pains that come along with nursing life are no joke. I often find myself not being able to get back up once I have sat down on a shift… Then flopping straight into bed with tired achy legs when I get home.
I was recently gifted a pair of compression socks from a company known as FITLEGS everyday life. And wow did these things make a hell of a difference. I wanted to test them out properly before I reviewed them for you all…
Wow! These things make a hell of a difference. I wanted to test them out properly before I reviewed them for you all. So I put them to the test. I wore them for a week of shifts which is about 40 hours, then the following week I didn’t wear them at all. From the moment I was on morning break of my week not wearing them I already wished they were on my legs. The difference between wearing them and not wearing them was insane. My legs felt far less achey and tired. Not to mention they are super soft, comfortable and breathable.
PS I wasn’t asked to share a blog post on this. I genuinely love this product and despite being gifted, I definitely intend on purchasing more. But I thought it could be beneficial for you all to read about it and decide for yourself whether or not they could benefit you the way they did for me.
“For Nurses – The Hardworking Nurses of the NHS and other healthcare services are under-appreciated, they work tirelessly caring for others. Long shifts standing on the feet leads to tired and achy legs which our graduated compression can help to give the support needed.”FITLEGS
You see fitligslife act in a similar way to Thrombo-Embolic-Deterrent (TED) stockings. But you’ll know these things are not the most comfortable or flattering and can make your feet sweat like crazy. Compression socks are specially designed to apply pressure to your lower legs, helping to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling. They also reduce the risk of clots and deep vein thromboembolism.
You can treat your feet to a pair of fitlegs for £14.95 and fitlegs have kindly put out a 25% discount for NHS staff, simply type the code NHS25 in at the checkout. This may seem a little hefty, but they are worth their weight in gold. And they are pretty stylish and have a few design options to choose from, they compliment my sketchers lovely. Check them out here.
THANKS FOR READING
See you in the next post!
– Baby nurse Chlo xo