L&R Medical

Job roles and leg health

Do your legs ache and feel heavy after a long day at work?

Do you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, or sat down at a desk for long periods of time?

Then you may have an increased risk of developing varicose veins and other leg conditions due to the lack of circulation in your legs. Increased leg inactivity and foot movement can have a detrimental effect on both our overall health and our leg health. 

In a typical week research shows that office workers spend up to 75% of their waking hours sitting down.

This can build pressure in the leg veins and cause discomfort, skin changes and ankle swelling.

What you can do

Whether you are seated for long periods or walking around, wearing compression socks or hosiery support your veins by helping improve venous return to the heart and preventing the backflow of blood. Read more about the benefits of wearing compression here.

Wearing compression socks help to:

  • Relieve tired and achy legs

  • Support your veins

  • Support leg health during pregnancy

  • Reduce swelling

  • Prevent venous disease progression

Discover Activa Compression

Activa Ribbed Sock

Class 1 and 2

Activa Ribbed Sock Ribbed Sock order codes

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Black
Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Small 278-2415 EGD9267 88498 259-4463 EGD9330 88519 - - -
Medium 278-2423 EGD9268 88499 259-0891 EGD9331 88520 - - -
Large 278-2431 EGD9269 88500 259-0917 EGD9332 88521 - - -
Xlarge 278-2449 EGD9270 88501 259-0933 EGD9333 88522 - - -
Brown
Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Small - - - 259-4471 EGD9334 88523 - - -
Medium - - - 259-0909 EGD9335 88524 - - -
Large - - - 259-0925 EGD9336 88525 - - -
Xlarge - - - 259-0941 EGD9337 88526 - - -

Activa Patterned Sock

Class 1 and 2

Activa Patterned Sock Patterned Sock order codes

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Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Small 356-9993 EGD9271 89179 357-0033 EGD9338 89183 - - -
Medium 357-0009 EGD9272 89180 357-0041 EGD9339 89184 - - -
Large 357-0017 EGD9273 89181 357-0058 EGD9340 89185 - - -
Xlarge 357-0025 EGD9274 89182 357-0066 EGD9341 89186 - - -

Activa Below Knee

Class 1 and 2

Activa Below Knee Below Knee order codes

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Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Small 259-0420 EGD9255 88481 259-0628 EGD9231 88502 - - -
Medium 259-0446 EGD9256 88482 259-0685 EGD9232 88503 - - -
Large 259-0461 EGD9257 88483 259-0743 EGD9233 88504 - - -
Xlarge 259-0487 EGD9258 88484 259-0784 EGD9234 88505 - - -
Honey
Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Small 259-0438 EGD9259 88485 259-0651 EGD9235 88506 - - -
Medium 259-0453 EGD9260 88486 259-0701 EGD9236 88507 - - -
Large 259-0479 EGD9261 88487 259-0750 EGD9237 88508 - - -
Xlarge 259-0495 EGD9262 88488 259-0792 EGD9325 88509 - - -
Black
Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Small 278-2373 EGD9263 88489 259-0669 EGD9326 88510 - - -
Medium 278-2381 EGD9264 88490 259-0735 EGD9327 88511 - - -
Large 278-2399 EGD9265 88491 259-0776 EGD9328 88512 - - -
Xlarge 278-2407 EGD9266 88492 259-0800 EGD9329 88513 - - -

Activa Tights

Class 1 and 2

Activa Tights Tights order codes

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Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Small 286-9998 EGD9948 88560 - - - - - -
Medium 287-0004 EGD11068 88561 - - - - - -
Large 287-0012 EGD11069 88562 - - - - - -
Xlarge 287-0020 EGD11070 88563 - - - - - -
Natural
Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
Small - - - 287-0038 EGD11071 88564 - - -
Medium - - - 287-0046 EGD11072 88565 - - -
Large - - - 287-0053 EGD11073 88566 - - -
Xlarge - - - 287-0061 EGD11074 88567 - - -

Leg exercises

Simple exercises such as moving your feet around in circles, then up and down can improve circulation, reduce swelling and help to strengthen leg muscles responsible for venous blood return. Watch our leg exercise video below and try and squeeze these in a few times a day;

Leg exercises for healthy legs and feet

Occupations that may benefit from compression hosiery

  • Nurse, doctor, GP, hospital worker

  • Teacher

  • Hairdresser/ Barber

  • Lorry and Taxi drivers

  • Receptionists and office workers

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"I used to experience pain in my lower legs when walking for long periods of time during stock taking at work. I was finding my lower legs were aching which made walking very uncomfortable. The Activa Compression Socks have been amazing at keeping the pain at bay, I can now enjoy walking and not experience the aching that I used to!"

Mollie, Derbyshire

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