If you are suffering from knee, ankle, or foot pain due to injury or illness, we offer a number of bracing and compression hosiery solutions that can help to reduce pain, assist with recovery and improve quality of life.
Knee, Ankle, and Foot Braces
Reduced pain and increased activity through use of properly fitted knee, ankle, and foot braces adds up to a better quality of life. With mobility restored, patients engage in various activities without the limitations of a constantly painful knee, ankle or foot. Increased mobility also helps avoid weight gain that often exacerbates the symptoms of OA.
Decreased Knee and Ankle Pain
The support provided by a brace enables many users to take up activities they might have started to avoid because of the pain and stiffness caused by OA.
For some patients, a brace can mean surgery is no longer a necessity, as their mobility is increased and pain is reduced. For others, the brace is used as an interim solution, postponing the need for surgery until they feel prepared for the procedure.
Reduced Usage of Pain Medication
As pain decreases, so does reliance on painkillers. While they certainly have their uses, painkillers can have negative side-effects when used over extended periods of time.
Compression Stockings are a specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of, venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings are elastic garments worn around the leg, compressing the limb. This reduces the diameter of distended veins and increases venous blood flow velocity and valve effectiveness. Compression therapy helps decrease venous pressure, prevents venous stasis and impairments of venous walls, and relieves heavy and aching legs.
Knee-high compression stockings are used not only to help increase circulation, but also to help prevent the formation of blood clots in the lower legs. They also aid in the treatment of ulcers of the lower legs.
Unlike traditional dress or athletic stockings and socks, compression stockings use stronger elastics to create significant pressure on the legs, ankles and feet. Compression stockings are tightest at the ankles and gradually become less constrictive toward the knees and thighs. By compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles, they force circulating blood through narrower channels. As a result, the arterial pressure is increased, which causes more blood to return to the heart and less blood to pool in the feet.
The staff at the Healing Arts Centre can provide you with quality Compression Hosiery.