Isobar compression socks are clinically proven to increase blood flow back to the heart. Increased blood return reduces the risks of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), ankle swelling (oedema) and travel fatigue, known as jet lag.  

 
 

Isobar has four distinct benefits for travellers

 
 

 
To reduce the risk of DVT, the compression profile of the sock needs to be at least 20mmHg. Most available flight socks provide much lower levels of pressure, so are considerably less effective than they should be. The precise, prescribed pressure of Isobar flight socks makes all the difference.
— Professor Charles McCollum, MB ChB FRCS MD. Professor of Surgery and Head of Academic Surgery, University of Manchester
 

 

Travel safely

Meta-analysis by the Cochrane Centre has shown that flight socks cut the risk of blood clots by 90%. DVT can kill and is a significant risk for frequent and long-haul travellers. The analysis demonstrated a stronger link between the risk of developing DVT and long-haul flying than had been previously thought. Over two flights in an 8 week period (e.g. two trips to New York) quadruples the risk; over four flights increases the risk seven fold.

Compression should be worn for all long journeys, whether by plane, car or coach. Blood can pool in the lower limbs when sitting immobile, greatly increasing the risk of DVT. Isobar socks reduce this risk for frequent flyers and other regular travellers. 

 

“In the last four weeks I have worn Isobar Compression stockings on three long haul flights. I suffer from varicose veins in my legs but felt no pain in my legs and my ankles did not swell up. I was delighted with the stockings, I found them most effective and very comfortable to wear.

I have used other makes of flight socks in the past and ended up unable to put my shoes on because of swollen ankles and with pains in my legs at the end of the flight. I would have no hesitation in recommending Isobar Compression stockings to anyone about to embark on a long haul flight.”
— Charles Rice, business executive


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