Women and men: different needs?
Pregnancy and postpartum period (especially the one that follows a caesarean section) are situations in which compression stockings can be of great help to alleviate the possible problems of the legs. Naturally, they belong exclusively to the female world. For this reason the production of elastic stockings, has always been addressed to women.
But there are pathologies in which this type of products is a great natural remedy – and, in some cases, even the only one – that can help people avoid surgery.
Varicose veins, ulcers and venous thrombosis are diseases that afflict men too. But what kind of compression socks is it available for them?
For over 20 years, every day, the Research and Development Departments of Sanyleg have been searching for new ways to improve the products, with the aim of improving their performance and, taking care of user’s needs, they worked together with important research institutes and, of course, with the their end users.
This is why, over time, in addition to the production of garments strictly feminine, Sanyleg decided to turn to men, creating different unisex product lines that, for sizes and colors, are perfectly suited to the needs of both.
Preventive stockings at work
A study by the Sport and Exercise Discipline Group, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Lindfield, Australia named (The effects of compression garments on performance of prolonged manual-labour exercise and recovery has been recently published.
The experiment was conducted on a group of male workers in a manufacturing enterprise, in order to study the effects of the use of graduated compression garments.
Muscle sorenesse and the rating of perceived exertion (RPE), thanks to the use of these garments, were reduced compared to the same activities performed in their absence.
This study showed that the use of compression garments can lead to concrete benefits at the workplace, and it is a small demonstration that, even for men, this kind of clothing could become a part of every day dressing, and be used in all those situations in which legs are subjected to a certain type of stress (for example, even the simple action of standing during the entire work shift).
Women often begin to approach the world of compression stockings when some particular diseases are already affecting their legs. Varicose veins are an extremely frequent case of imperfection that brings ladies (of any age) to start the use of compression stockings. These problems affect also men, but in their case the effect is less traumatic, since the first symptoms are easily covered with long pants. Unfortunately these “imperfections” are actually a symptom of more serious venous diseases that are already underway, and that have to be diagnosed and treated.
In order to avoid the occurrence of this type of problems – and of their imperfections – the use of graduated compression stockings is recommended to both sexes.
The preventive line for men
Thinking about prevention, Sanyleg has developed a line of cotton knee-highs suitable for both men and women. These knee-highs are made of cotton, polyamide and elastane, available in various sizes, colors and compression levels (from the light up to extra strong). This kind of clothing can be worn every day, replacing the traditional cotton socks. The range of models allows combinations suitable for both casual and formal clothing.
Obviously, the high compression gradations are recommended for those who, after a first phase of simple “sensation of heaviness” in the legs, need to prevent or treat the occurrence of venous and vascular diseases.
These are products made of yarns characterized by an extraordinary softness, which guarantee maximum comfort and durability.
Compression stockings for sports
There is another area, besides the one of workplace, in which the graduated compression is applied to men’s clothing: sports.
Also in this case, recent studies (such as the publication in April 2016 on the “Sports Medicine” named “Is There Evidence that Runners can Benefit from Wearing Compression Clothing?“) have demostrated that wearing these garments can lead to an improvement in the long-term performance and to a decrease in muscle pain, damage and inflammation in the joints.
Sanyleg realizza, in modo personalizzabile, una vasta gamma di prodotti destinati allo sport, sia per l’uomo che per la donna, con la possibilità di scegliere fogge e colori da coordinare al resto dell’attrezzatura.
Sanyleg produces a wide range of customizable products that are intended for sport, for both women and men, with the possibility of choosing shapes and colors in conjunction with the rest of the equipment.
For more information and details, visit the dedicated sections Preventive Cotton line and Sports line. If you wish to know how varicose veins are formed, it is available a short video explanation. If you want more details or send suggestions for particular supplies dedicated to the male production lines, feel free to contact us.