Elastic in socks impairing blood flow

Elastic in socks impairing blood flow

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Caption: As the elasticity of muscles and skin in the elderly decreases, elastic edges of socks make deep imprints in the leg which may impair blood flow by compressing the veins. In the image, the elastic edge has been pulled down to show the imprint.

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Keywords: aging, ankle, blood flow, calf, calves, circulation, clothing, compression, elastic, elasticity, elderly, health, impaired, impairing, impression, imprint, imprinting, leg, muscle, old, people, person, skin, socks, vein

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