The Foot Institute, Thornhill and North York locations, offers specialized hosiery to prevent swelling and assist in blood circulation.
We understand the importance of being healthy and pain free, because your feet and legs play the most important role during your daily activities.
What is compression hosiery?
As opposed to traditional socks or stockings, compression socks create significant pressure on the lower limb especially your feet, ankles and lower leg.
They are designed to be firmest around the ankles, gradually easing constriction around the lower legs towards the thighs.
The Foot Institute Carries a range of compression socks from knee high to thigh high, panty hose, and maternity pantyhose.
- Compression Stocking, which are fitted to the upper thigh or full pantyhose.
- Compression Socks, which reach the knee.
How it Works
By compressing the legs, the venous blood flow is positively affected and valve efficiency is improved. The resulting reduction in swelling eases the feeling of “heavy legs” and concurrent aches and pains.
How Compression Socks and Stocking Can Help You
Compression socks and stockings are designed to assist in the reduction and prevention of various venous problems such as thrombosis, edema, and phlebitis.
Conditions Relieved by Compression Socks Include:
Tired aching legs – While the condition may just seem uncomfortable and even painful it could also be a precursor to deep vein thrombosis.
Edema – This is a condition where excess blood plasma swells in the small blood vessels and capillaries causing swelling in the soft tissues.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency – The veins fail to pump deoxygenated blood back to the heart.
Spider Veins – Mild venal weakness showing as tiny veins in the skin .
Varicose Veins – These veins become distended and may be inflamed and painful through venal weakness and once formed do not repair.
Deep Vein Thrombosis – A serious condition that may not be immediately obvious in which a clot forms in the deep veins of the leg.
There is a possibility of blood clots forming which may cause serious problems if they then circulate through the body. There is higher risk of this occurring during high altitude flights with air pressure changes now commonly called “Economy Class Syndrome”, because cramped seating exacerbates the problem.
Phlebitis – Occurs when inflammation and clotting occurs in a vein due a trauma or infection resulting inflammation.
Pregnancy – Hormonal changes and the enlarging uterus applying pressure to internal veins can affect leg veins and their functions.
Compression socks or stockings might just be the solution your aching feet are looking for!
Get Fit For Compression Wear
The Foot Institute carries a selection of compression socks that range from casual wear, active wear, and medical wear.