Compression Socks — How A Chiropodist Can Help
Compression socks, compression stockings or vascular compression garments are designed to aid in the vascular return of blood from the lower extremities to the heart.
They are useful in treating many vascular linked conditions, from generalized fatigue in the lower limb, to varicose and spider veins to significant medical edema.
Essentially they are tight socks, stockings or pantyhose. They help to squeeze fluids in the tissues back into the circulatory system and aid the veins in returning the blood back to the heart.
These medical devices may be prescribed for individuals with mild swelling, varicose veins or even tired legs.
People who sit for prolonged times such as air travellers, or who are on their feet for extended periods such as nurses, factory workers and restaurant staff for example often notice a marked improvement in comfort while using compression socks.
Athletes and runners also notice less fatigue, and wearing compression gear can be a great help in recovery after a hard effort.
We carry several types of compression garments, tailored specifically to individual needs. Our sports line offers zoned gradient compression to support areas such as the plantar fascia, and Achilles tendon. These special compression socks and stockings can offer excellent short term relief of painful feet and ankles.
Compression stockings come in several styles (ie knee high, crew sock, thigh-high etc), and a wide range of fun and funky colours and patterns.
Please Note: Since compression socks are considered a medical device, we provide them to our registered patients only. We do not sell them to the general public on a walk-in basis. Please book an appointment if you’re interested in being assessed to see if compression socks might be helpful for you.
I am a registered chiropodist and foot care specialist and have been helping patients for over 20 years.
Are you uncertain about whether you should choose a chiropodist vs. podiatrist? Chiropodists and podiatrists provide the same care. There are 600 registered chiropodists in Ontario and only 60 podiatrists. The College of Chiropodists of Ontario stopped using the name podiatrist in Ontario in 1993, over 26 years ago — but the name is still used in other provinces in Canada, also USA and UK.
Chiropodists today must complete 7 years of post-secondary education. We do complete case management of foot problems, assessing and treating the entire foot and its complications.
Chiropodist Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh treating a patient with foot pain — for proper foot functioning and overall well-being.
I provide full biomechanical exams and gait analysis — I will be able to help address your foot discomfort by foot care treatment, custom orthotics and orthopaedic shoes, surgery, medication, laser or physical therapy.
Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated health professions who have the ability to prescribe and provide custom orthotics as defined in the Regulated Health Profession Act of Ontario.
I want to help get your feet functioning better so you can feel better.