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Seven Reasons Every Nurse Should Invest in Support Socks

As a nurse, you’re on your feet a good majority of your shift, so you know that anything you can do in the foot relief category is super important. After all, studies show that professionals who stand or walk all day are at a greater risk of prolonged discomfort and aches and pains all over the body, especially in the lower limbs. One of the best ways you can provide essential support to your legs and feet is to wear support socks beneath your scrubs while you’re on your feet and after you’ve clocked out. These special socks provide slight compression to boost blood flow and ease aching legs, so they’re a popular accessory among nurses and others in the...

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Knee-High Socks and Other Compression Gear for Professional Women

When you’re getting ready for a day at work, you probably pick shoes and clothes that are simultaneously stylish, workplace appropriate and tailored to your specific job. One of the components that’s often missing from the working woman’s wardrobe is compression hosiery. If you haven’t already experienced the benefits of compression therapy, here’s a quick rundown: These garments provide gentle, graduated pressure on the legs and feet to increase blood flow, helping to provide some relief from the aches and pains you might experience after being on your feet all day. In a professional setting, you want compression gear that ticks all the above boxes —and maybe a few more. Here are our recommendations for compression gear that’s perfect for...

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Can Wearing Compression Socks Be Harmful? We’re Here to Set the Record Straight

If you’ve considered wearing compression socks, then you probably already know a little something about their claims. Fans say that graduated compression therapy can provide relief from swelling, pain and venous disorders in the legs and feet, all without drugs or expensive medical procedures — but are compression socks all they’re cracked up to be? Generally speaking, compression therapy does work and is recommended by the American Venous Forum to treat the signs and symptoms associated with venous diseases. However, not every person with leg or foot pain should immediately go out and buy a dozen pairs of compression stockings. Here’s some more information to help you decide if you’re a good candidate. Compression Therapy 101 Poor circulation prevents your...

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Lymphedema After Breast Cancer: Prevention, Symptoms and Management

Lymphedema After Breast Cancer: Prevention, Symptoms and Management

One in eight women in the U.S. (about 12.4 percent) will develop breast cancer during their lives, as well as a handful of men. Breast cancer has a good prognosis if caught early before the malignant cells spread, and a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, medication and/or hormone therapy is often successful in treating it. However, the treatment is not without side effects, and one of the most common byproducts of treating breast cancer is lymphedema, which occurs when one limb or area of the body swells. Below, we explain why breast cancer treatment can cause lymphedema, discuss symptoms and warning signs, offer prevention tips and finally cover management and treatment options if you already have lymphedema. Causes We recently created...

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Dr. Comfort Diabetic Shoes: Style, Comfort and Quality

Living with diabetes requires significant lifestyle changes to successfully manage the disease, including purchasing the proper footwear that will provide the support and protection necessary. Even though more than 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes, footwear options were often limited for those with the disease—that is, until Dr. Comfort came along. One of the premier brands in diabetic shoes, Dr. Comfort makes high quality, good looking shoes that unite incredible comfort with attractive designs. Here are eight reasons why our customers love Dr. Comfort diabetic shoes: Dr. Comfort has a history of making top-notch products. The company was founded in 2002 on a mission to bring quality, comfort and style to the diabetic shoe industry. They’ve been manufacturing diabetic shoes...

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