MD Podiatrist Recommends Wearing Compression Socks on Long Flights

Whether you’re getting on a plane for work or hitting the road for a quick getaway, traveling to your destination is about to get a lot better – and healthier. You may pack the key necessities for avoiding COVID-19 – like hand sanitizer and face masks, for example – but there are a few basic items you shouldn’t forget to bring as well. These essentials will not only make your stay a little easier, but also support your health and mental well-being.

Dan Michaels, DPM, always makes sure he has compression socks on while traveling. “This prevents any foot swelling that may occur when traveling for long hours with inactivity and little legroom, like on a flight,” he said.