April Is Foot Health Awareness Month

left-footYour feet are the most worked part of your body. It is stated that the average person walks about 115,000 miles ā€“ enough to walk around the world 4 times! The human foot is an amazing and complex structure. It contains 26 bones (about one quarter of all the bones in the body), 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons. Your feet support your body and help maintain balance. Walking is the best exercise for your legs and feet and provides the lowest impact on your joints and bones. Walking provides the exercise needed to maintain your weight, and reduce the risk of diabetes for non-insulin dependent individuals. Walking also helps in maintaining your mental well-being. Abraham Lincoln said, “When my feet hurt, I can’t think.” While walking, you can assist your venous circulatory system by wearing your support socks or support stockings. We have many fine stockings available to assist you.
If you are not already wearing compression socks you might take a look at these great socks in various compressions:

    • Juzo Silver Sole (diabetic friendly with pillowed sole) for those with foot problems such as foot odor or Athletes’ Foot in 12-16 mmHg lo-cut, crew and knee styles
    • Sigvaris Cotton (25% Egyptian Cotton – 100% Cotton skin contact – Ideal for those with sensitive skin – Double-wrapped spandex yarns feel soft to the touch and provide durability) 20-30 and 30-40 mmHg for men and women.
    • Jobst SensiFoot is another great sock for the Diabetic is the (non-constricting gradient compression – flat, soft, non-irritating toe seam – moisture-wicking fibers help keep your feet dry – an antimicrobial finish inhibits fungal and bacterial growth on the sock) in mini-crew, crew and knee high styles
    • Sigvaris Cushioned Cotton Socks 80% supima cotton-naturally breathable, soft and hypo-allergenic – Draws moisture away from the skin – Soft, cushioned sole, heel and toe – flat,low-friction toe seams – diabetic friendly) 142 for women and 182 for men 15-20 mmHg compression

Don’t ignore foot pain,

Vanda

3 Responses

  1. Hey, found your site by accident doing a search on Ask but I’ll definitely be returning. As for your post… I agree with a lot of what you’re saying here but wouldn’t it be just as easy to let it go? I mean why mess with your quality of life if you don’t have to?

  2. “Mail” needs to be be changed to “email”.
    I have a problem with my Jobst socks sliding down and constricting about 2 inches above my ankles. My size is border line between small and medium. I have tried both sizes in 20-30 and 30-40. I am supposed to be using the 30-40 but some days my hands are too bad to put then on. I use 20-30 on those days. I use “It Stays” at the band to keep the socks from sliding down. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Hi Mary,

      Jobst has a great garment. It is so new I do not have it on the website yet. It is a Relief with silicone band. If you will call customer service at 1-844-472-8807 they can take an order for the garment. If you are borderline between a small or medium, probably a small is best. If you will send me (vanda@supporthoseplus.com) your measurements taken first thing upon arising I will make sure what size you are. There are donning devices which our Customer Service can assist you with the selection which will work best for you.

      Vanda

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