Recently on Twitter, some of my friends were discussing about varicose veins as one of them complained how her legs feel so painful and sore due to these swollen veins in her legs. I researched about this condition and I came to know that compression stockings or socks help alleviate certain symptoms normally caused by veins, such as swelling, heaviness and aching. They have been proven 100% effective in treating varicose veins and in allowing the legs to feel normal. These are advisable to wear on instances when the legs will be long strained as in long plane or car rides. These socks are a cheap way to manage the swelling and aching by applying pressure around the ankle and push it up to the leg, thereby assuring a smooth sailing circulation of blood from the leg towards the heart.