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Braces, Insoles & Compression Socks
That Make Traveling A Breeze

Enjoy comfort and support on your next journey

Whether you are going on a summer vacation or business trip, frequent or long-distance travel can be taxing on your body. If you experience back pain, sore feet or tired legs – Bauerfeind braces, insoles and compression socks can make your next journey the most comfortable yet. Try our products risk-free with a 60-day money-back guarantee!

What are the benefits of wearing compression socks while traveling?

When traveling, you’re often sitting in small, confined spaces for long periods of time, and this lack of movement leads to a decrease in circulation in your legs and feet. Pain, swelling and certain conditions, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can occur during travel as a result.

Bauerfeind compression socks and stockings are designed with graduated compression to stimulate circulation in your legs and feet, which helps counteract the effects of prolonged sitting or standing when traveling. This relieves pain and swelling in your legs as well as reduces the risk of varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis.

Made with relief zones and the best materials, our compression socks and stockings will keep you comfortable throughout any day of travel.

What are the best compression socks for long flights?

High-quality compression socks will remain comfortably tight without bunching up or sliding down when worn for long flights and travel. The ideal level of compression, measured by millimeters of mercury (mmHg), is also important and can vary from person to person.

Bauerfeind’s VenoTrain business compression stockings use a unique material mix of cotton and Tactel sports fiber for premium wearing comfort and thermal regulation. Featuring a calf band, comfort heel and reinforced sole, VenoTrain business compression stockings help promote a fresh and healthy foot climate for various uses including long flights.

How long should you wear compression socks?

Compression socks can be worn for as little as two to three hours or all day. We recommend taking them off during the night. Bauerfeind’s VenoTrain micro compression stockings are designed with high-quality microfiber materials that are moisture-wicking, breathable and soft to allow for all-day comfort when traveling.

My joints are feeling sore and stiff. What can I do? Tips for traveling with arthritis.

There are many ways to prevent or reduce symptoms of arthritis when traveling, beginning with wearing comfortable clothing and packing medications in a carry-on bag instead of checked luggage. To help limit unnecessary bending during security checks, wear shoes that are easy to slide on and off. When sitting for long periods of time, try stretching your neck, shoulders, arms and legs every one to two hours or as often as needed. Choosing an aisle seat as opposed to a window seat can help make stretching easier when in the air.

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace, support or pair of compression socks can also help enhance your traveling experience. For example, our GenuTrain A3 Arthritis Knee Brace features medical-grade compression to promote the reduction of swelling and the absorption of effusions – even while sitting and standing.

How to travel with back pain?

Prolonged sitting can stiffen the back muscles and lead to more noticeable back pain when traveling. To prevent excessive back pain, we recommend packing as light as possible, prioritizing comfortable clothes and seating arrangements, stretching during transit and being mindful of your posture when sitting in a car or plane.

For lower back pain, Bauerfeind’s LumboTrain back brace utilizes compression and a massage pad to support the back and relieve pain. If you experience SI joint pain, our SacroLoc back brace massages trigger points around the SI joint to stimulate circulation and provide soothing pain relief.

What’s the best way to wear Bauerfeind braces or compression socks?

Bauerfeind braces and compression socks are best worn directly on the skin to provide medical-grade compression, stabilization and support to the area. They are low-profile, lightweight, breathable and can be worn under clothing.

What if I’m between sizes? Which brace or compression socks should I purchase?

Bauerfeind braces and compression socks are anatomically contoured and are most effective when they fit perfectly. Your brace or compression socks should support you firmly without feeling tight or loose. Please use the size chart to size correctly.

If between sizes, we’d recommend contacting our team of expert product specialists at (800) 423-3405.

How often should you wash Bauerfeind braces or compression socks?

Bauerfeind’s knit products must be washed regularly to maintain the strength of the knit and prevent stretching. Depending on the frequency of use, we recommend washing your brace every 3-10 wears. For compression socks, we recommend washing them after 1-2 uses. Remember to read your product’s care guide on washing, as fabric softener and Woolite can damage the product.