We take foot health seriously
Foot care is important for everyone, but especially for our diabetic customers. Diabetes is a serious disease that can develop from the lack of insulin production in the body or due to the inability of the body’s insulin to perform its normal functions. We carry supplies for every foot condition from hammer toes to bunions to arch supports for plantar fasciitis. We want to keep you moving!
Which therapy is right for you?
There are many terms relating to leg compression that are sometimes mixed up. Knowing the difference is important to ensure you're getting the right compression garments for your needs.
- Support hose
Support hose usually consist of spandex and elastic and although they give us a snug feeling we get no therapeutic value from their squeeze.
- Compression hosiery
Compression hosiery are graduated from the ankle up, with the most support there. This gives us relief from tired, swollen legs, venous insufficiency and varicose veins. These stockings are for ambulatory patients where the return of blood to the heart is fighting the effects of gravity. Over the counter stockings range in compression from 15- 20 mmHg. Prescription compression levels range from 20-30 mmHg and can go as high as 60+ mmHg.
- TED stockings or anti-embolism stockings
TED stockings or anti-embolism stockings are used primarily in the hospital setting for patients to prevent blood clots. They are not indicated for ambulatory patients, however the term TED stockings gets used for just about every type of compression stocking available.
How we fit compression hose
All of our staff understand the difference between the different types of hose. Based on your doctor’s prescription and by interviewing you, we can provide you with a compression stocking that will best serve your individual needs. It is important that once you have visited your doctor, you choose a knowledgeable fitter, who not only will provide you with the right product, but can help you with tricks to putting them on and taking them off.
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