Frequently Asked Questions | Ruby Protective Apparel

FAQs

What are compression socks?

Compression socks are tight socks that stimulate blood flow in the legs and feet.

What do compression socks do?

Compression socks help reduce swelling in your legs, and also keep your legs from feeling sore and tired. In some cases, they can help prevent some illnesses.

How do compression socks work?

Compression socks improve blood flow in your legs by squeezing your legs, and consequently constricting your veins. Constricting your veins allows for increased blood and lymph flow, which reduces and prevents a variety of conditions.

What are some benefits of compression socks?

This table illustrates the benefits of compression socks. You will see a line around the level of compression Ruby’s socks have so you can see what benefits they can provide.

 

Are compression socks good for nurses?

Ruby’s compression socks are perfect to wear when you’re on your feet all day!  They keep your feet and lower legs from swelling and aching.

Are compression socks good for pregnancy?

Yes, definitely!  Because swelling is common in the latter part of pregnancy, many mamas find relief using Ruby's compression socks.

Are compression socks good for travel and exercise?

Absolutely.

What other benefits do Ruby’s compression socks have?

Because they have lighter compression than a lot of our competitors, our socks are easier to put on and take off. They are also more comfortable, considering discomfort increases as the measurement of compression increases.

In addition to all these benefits, Ruby’s socks have a reinforced heel and toe to make them even more comfortable. There is also silver woven throughout the fabric that kills bacteria and odor. 

Are there any instances when I shouldn’t wear compression socks?

Even though Ruby’s socks are amazing, there are some instances when they (or other compression socks) SHOULD NOT be worn:
--Any instance of suspected or proven Peripheral Artery Disease
--History of peripheral arterial bypass grafting
--Sensory impairment in your legs, including severe peripheral neuropathy
--Any time there is massive leg or pulmonary edema as a result of Congestive Heart Failure
--Any skin or soft tissue conditions on your legs that the compression could exacerbate
--Extreme deformity in your legs, preventing the sock to fit correctly
--If you are allergic to anything the socks are made out of (in Ruby’s case: nylon, spandex, or silver-ion antimicrobial technology)

Do I ever need to replace my compression socks?

To ensure that the compression of your socks stays in the range it was designed to, please be sure to replace your socks every 3-6 months.  If compression isn’t an issue for you, no need to replace them!  They will continue to be stylish for as long as you keep them in your wardrobe.

How should I put on my compression socks?

The easiest way to put compression socks on is to gather them (as if you’re putting on a pair of nylons), putting your toe in first, and then pulling the sock up your leg.