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.
Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh, is a Registered Chiropodist and Foot Specialist who has been helping patients for over 20 years.
Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals who specialize in treating conditions of the foot. In Ontario, there are 600 Registered Chiropodists and only 60 Podiatrists.
Chiropodists today must complete 7 years of post-secondary education before they get their professional designation. Chiropodists do complete case management of foot problems, including assessment, treatment and ongoing care.
Chiropodist Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh
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I provide a full assessment, biomechanical exams, and gait analysis. I will be able to help address your foot discomfort with a variety of techniques including foot care treatment, custom orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, medication, laser, or physical therapy.
I can help get your feet functioning better to help you feel better. Contact me today.