Do you have tired achy legs? Swollen ankles? Varicose veins? Spider veins? Skin colour changes, or rough skin around the lower legs/ankles?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from medical grade compression socks.
If the veins in your legs are not working optimally, any or all the above symptoms may occur. These symptoms occur because blood ‘pools’ in the legs. Medical grade compression stockings help prevent venous pooling by circulating blood from the legs/feet back toward the heart.
See a Foot Specialist / Chiropodist who can assist you with the appropriate supply and fitting of compression socks and garments. All our staff are certified fitters of medical grade compression.
Fashionable textiles or all colors, materials and styles are available to ensure your medical compression socks or garments are practical as well as effective.
Ask a Foot Specialist / Chiropodist for advice on styles with these attributes:
For footwear to be considered orthopedic, it must follow certain criteria as outlined below:
A foot specialist/chiropodist can recommend the appropriate shoes for your specific needs.
Trying shoes with the right width and depth fitting for the first time you really notice the added comfort they offer. Different sole shapes and materials can help cushion feet or are sometimes designed with stability or the ability to rock.
Soft, shock absorbing rubber soles can make shoes ideal for people with arthritic joints. Strong, stiff shoes with anti-pronation features can be better for people with flat feet. Shoes with forefoot rockers can benefit those with forefoot pain or arthritic big toe joints.
Finding your chosen style in a variety of widths and depths, is important to find that true comfort fit. Removable insoles in many styles enable even more variability to accommodate difficult-to-fit feet, special insoles or custom foot orthotics.
Ask a foot specialist/chiropodist for fitting advice on styles with these attributes:
Ingrown toenails can become inflamed, infected and very painful. Timely and appropriate treatment is important, to avoid them getting worse
Foot orthotics are used to improve the function of the feet; thereby treating conditions such as those that stem from faulty foot mechanics. Foot specialists/chiropodists often use these devices in their treatment plan.
General care involves the assessment and treatment of feet and the maintenance and promotion of healthy feet through ongoing preventative care.