Compression Therapy

Tired, achy feet?
Compression Therapy can help.

Think you’re too young for compression socks? Think again. Compression therapy helps people of all ages by improving blood flow in your lower extremities.

By putting pressure on your legs, compression socks help your blood vessels work better. This can help keep your legs from feeling tired and achy, help stop you from feeling light-headed or dizzy when you stand up, and help prevent problems such as blood clots. Many people also use compression socks for comfort or for better recovery from exercise, as well. 

Why Should I Use Compression Socks?

Who uses Compression Therapy?

You sit down or stand for long periods of time.

Do you struggle with tired, achy feet every night after a long day at work? It’s probably because you were sitting or standing all day.

Office workers, travellers, labourers, and health care workers are just some of the people who find themselves either standing or sitting for long periods of time, which contributes to that sore, heavy feeling you can get in your feet.

When you move, your calf muscles act like a second pump and help your blood flow more freely back to your heart. Unfortunately, when you sit or stand for long periods, your muscles just aren’t moving in the same way and your blood isn’t flowing as freely. 

You may not be able to change your job, but you can help get your blood flowing again. Compression socks pressurize the blood vessels, which means less pooling in your lower legs and less foot pain at the end of your day.

You play sports or exercise regularly.

While compression socks aren’t going to help you win the next race, compression therapy can help you recover faster and feel less sore after playing sports or after an invigorating work-out.

It’s an excellent choice for athletes, runners, and gym enthusiasts.

You have or are at-risk for circulatory problems such as diabetes.

Circulatory problems such as diabetes, varicose veins, or deep vein thrombosis can increase your risk of further complications. By using compression socks regularly, you can help manage your condition and reduce your risk for future problems.

You are pregnant.

Carrying a new, growing life inside of you puts an incredible strain on your body and comes with its own share of problems and complications.

Compression socks can help you manage the swelling and aches that can arise, especially in the second and third trimesters. 

You like cool socks!

From sleek business casual to funky fashion, today’s compression socks come in a variety of colours and patterns to suit your lifestyle so you can look as good as you feel!

Next Step Foot Care can match you to the right fit and compression level for your needs.

Simply reach out to our resident specialist, Brette Cain,
for your expert fitting and selection of compression socks and pantyhose.

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