There’s been a lot of confusion surrounding the use of copper compression (CC) socks in recent years.
We’re not going to debate whether or not copper compression is good or bad for the feet, but we do want to get into the basics about the type of socks we wear, the type we need and whether or no you should ever wear them.
We’ll look at the pros and cons of copper and copper compression in the next few articles.
What are copper compression and what do they do?
Copper compression socks are designed to reduce footwear in a number of ways, including reducing pressure in the calf and lower leg muscles.
Copper compression socks work by reducing footwear by increasing the pressure in these muscles and by providing a cushion between the skin and the insoles.
The type of insulation used determines how much compression is applied.
Copper compression can also be used to reduce swelling around the Achilles tendon, which can be a problem for people with lower back problems.
What’s the best way to wear a copper compression sock?
The best way for wearing a copper-compressed sock is to use the most comfortable material possible, but if you need to use a different material, you can find a more appropriate one here.
How do copper compression sleeves fit?
To be clear, it’s not recommended that you wear a single copper compression sleeve on your feet, as it can cause pain and discomfort.
However, if you’re unsure how to wear your copper compression, we’ve provided some simple guidelines below to help you out.
What’s the difference between copper and brass compression socks?
Brass compression socks have a different coating to copper.
Copper is an alloy of copper oxide and copper sulphate, and brass is an iron alloy.
Brass compression can feel a little bit like it’s slightly heavier than copper, so if you want a slightly less painful compression, then you’ll need to choose a brass-coated cotton or wool sock.
In contrast, copper-coached socks have copper sulfate coating on their insoles, so they don’t feel like they’re a little heavier than cotton.
Can copper compression cause bruising?
You can wear a cotton or copper-covered sock for several weeks and it won’t cause any discomfort, but it may make your skin feel slightly bruised.
It’s also worth noting that when wearing copper compression on a sock, the soles of the socks can absorb water and cause the toes to get a little swollen.
This is particularly important if you have a dry foot, and will probably cause swelling around your toes.
Does copper compression hurt?
Copper-composed socks may feel slightly stiff, but this isn’t a problem, as the solenoids of the sock and the rubber soles absorb water from the foot.
The amount of pressure you feel when wearing a pair of copper-capped socks will depend on the type and size of sock you’re wearing.
There are two types of copper socks, which you can buy at most sporting goods stores, and are designed for a number different foot shapes and sizes.
Copper-coaced socks have the soling lining of copper (copper) with a silver coating, while copper-combed socks have silver-copped soling with a copper layer.
The type of compression you use depends on how you want to wear the sock, but they all have the same basic design, with the copper layer on the outside and the silver lining on the inside.
In addition, copper compression has a unique colour: when worn with the right insulation, it can appear blue or pink.
How to wear copper-treated socks?
To wear a Copper-cabled sock, just slip it over the soled foot of your foot, making sure the insole is snug.
Then, just pull your foot up towards the sock.
If you’re using a cotton-covered or copper sock, you’ll want to keep your soles snug to prevent them slipping out.
If you’re not using a copper sock and you have dry feet, you should apply pressure around your foot with a rubber footstool, but don’t try to put your foot in any pressure-relieving position, as this can cause a bruise.
Should you wear copper compression over a copper sleeved sock?
There are two ways to wear it over a sleeved copper-suede sock.
You can either wear the sleeved version on the sock directly, or you can wear the copper version with the cotton sock.
The difference between the two is that the copper-lined sock has a silver-coloured coating, whereas the sleeveless version has a copper lining.
Which is better: copper-capacitor or copper compression?
It’s not a matter of which one you should wear.
There are a few reasons why copper compression can be better for you, but the main reason is that copper-capsule-lined and copper-encased