On Your Feet All Day Long? Let Us Help Relieve the Pain!

Do you work on your feet for over 6 hours a day? Did you know that doing so can have negative effects on your body, particularly the oxygen flow to your legs? Luckily, compression socks can help diminish the side effects.

Compression socks help to improve blood flow to your legs. In particular, they work to gently squeeze your legs in order to properly move blood flow through and up your legs. Not only does this help to reduce swelling in your legs and feet, but it also works to prevent dangerous blood clots that could occur.

Who Should Invest in Compression Socks

If you have any of the following issues and/or symptoms, you should consider investing in a few pairs of compression socks:

  • Working on your feet long (6+) hours at a time
  • Individuals who suffer from varicose veins, spider veins, or who have just had surgery
  • Achiness or heaviness in legs when on them for long periods of time
  • Swelling in legs
  • Blood clots, or post-surgery individuals

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Stockings for Every Individual

Your compression socks can be personalized to fit both your needs AND your personality. These stockings come in various:

  • Colors
  • Lengths, from crew length to the top of the knee
  • Pressures, from strong pressure to lighter pressure

Compression socks can help you live a better life by offering increased oxygen delivery, decreased lactic acid, prevention of muscle cramps, and minimized muscle fatigue.

Get your own pair of personalized compression socks today by stopping in to visit us or giving us a call at 419.679.4979 today!

6 Benefits of Compression Socks for Nurses, Athletes and Travelers

Many people either find themselves asking, “Should I be wearing compression socks?” or have no idea that compression socks could benefit them. If you suffer from various leg and foot issues (such as swelling, varicose veins, Peripheral edema, and many other common diseases), or are on your feet for long periods at a time, then compression socks may be the right fit for you!

Benefits of Compression Socks

Compression socks are often overlooked for use; however, the benefits they provide for individuals such as athletes, travelers, nurses, factory workers, or those in sales are endless.

For example, compression socks offer:

  1. Prevention of varicose veins
  2. Improved blood flow and reduced risk of blood clots
  3. Reduction in fatigue and pain
  4. Better circulation
  5. Decreased swelling of ankles and feet
  6. General coolness to legs

We highly recommend compression socks to the following 3 groups of people in both the younger and older generations:

  1. Nurses and other workers who are on their feet all day – When spending so much time on your feet throughout the day, the constant standing can cause you to experience traumatic leg and foot pain, even after your shift is over. Over time, this can lead to the development of unattractive varicose veins and/or spider veins. We advise wearing compression socks as early as possible in order to prevent problems in the future.
  2. Travelers – Sitting in a car and/or plane for long period of time when traveling can make you extremely uncomfortable, and even cause blood clots to form in your legs because of the lack of movement. If you are traveling for 8 to 10 hours at a time and there aren’t many chances to pull off the road and walk around, blood clots could form and have devastating medical consequences.
  3. Athletes – We all know that athletes push themselves as hard as they can, often resulting in a great deal of fatigue on their muscles. As a result of this, lactic acid can build up in the muscles, causing excessive soreness. Compression socks can help increase blood flow and bring fresh oxygen to the muscles, offering a much quicker muscle recovery after games or practice. Compression socks also have the ability to help prevent shin splints.

Nurses, athletes, and travelers are just three groups who can benefit from wearing compression socks–to help keep their legs healthy, pain-free, and even stylish, thanks to the various new patterns that are offered!

Did you know that New Visions Medical Equipment sells compression socks in both basic and fun patterns? To try your first pair of compression socks, stop in or give us a call at 419.678.4979 today!

Are Your Feet Healthy for the Race of Life?

Foot getting massagedMany times we forget that we need to take care of our feet, until they start hurting and then we remember.  We worry about our skin or hair, but rarely do we worry about our feet, which are pretty important to get us from one place to another. There are many ways to keep your feet healthy and ready to go when you are ready to run out the door.

3 Basic Tips for Healthy Feet

Wear Good Shoes.

What does that exactly mean? Going barefoot is not a good choice because you have absolutely no support and you open your feet up for immediate injury. The cool grass may feel amazing on your feet, but one shard of glass can keep you from wearing your favorite shoes for a long time. However, when wearing heals or stylish shoes make sure they are comfortable and you can actually walk in them. You would hate to get tendonitis in your feet because your goal was wearing shoes that look good, but kill your toes and feet.

Treat Heel Pain.

Many people do not realize that plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that supports the arch of your foot and extends to the heel. When pain starts, plantar fasciitis can last a long time without treatment. You want to talk about a limit in your activity? This can keep you down for a long time without proper treatment. You really need to start treatment immediately or you will open yourself up to many other health issues like weight gain, muscle tension, and depression.

Beat the Fungus.

Fungus will grow in warm moist places and that is where your feet live most of the time—in socks and shoes. It is important to keep your feet dry and clean to prevent athlete’s foot fungus. If you get athlete’s foot fungus many over the counter topical creams will work. However if it persists, you should see a doctor to get a prescription to kill the fungus.

At the end of the day, you need your feet to get around and do all the activities you love to do. If you have foot pain, you are not happy, and activity slows down. This can cause a new problem–weight gain, which again is hard on your feet. It is a vicious cycle to care for your feet. Time to pay attention to the feet below you!

We have had several athletes in our store recently worrying about their foot pain. We have recommended the LaserTouchOne to help them relieve the pain, and they are pleasantly surprised. They cannot believe this one device can help alleviate the pain and usually they get rid of the pain indefinitely.

Please stop by our store and try a LaserTouchOne to make your feet happy! We are offering $50.00 off LaserTouchOne through the month of September. Stop by today.