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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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Compression Wraps: Alternatives to Traditional Compression Stockings

While compression stockings are perhaps more well-known, compression wraps deliver the same benefits of compression in a product that’s easier for patients to put on, take off and adjust. Below, we explain what a compression wrap is, compare it to compression stockings, explain when a compression wrap is a good option and discuss how to put on and remove a compression wrap. What Is a Compression Wrap? A compression wrap delivers compression therapy through a thick fabric brace-like wrap with interlocking Velcro straps. While the two products serve different purposes, some compare compression wraps to short-stretch bandages, as both are made with thick fabric that doesn’t stretch much when you pull on it. Compression wraps exist for just about every...

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15 Reasons Why We Love SIGVARIS

15 Reasons Why We Love SIGVARIS

We pride ourselves in offering our customers the absolute best selection of compression socks and hosiery from top brands. One brand that we really love for its commitment to innovation and quality and long-standing reputation for making great products is SIGVARIS. This venerated company celebrated its 150-year anniversary only a few years ago. SIGVARIS makes a wide range of compression-related products, including compression socks, stockings, wraps, accessories and more. During its long history, the company has continued to launch inventive new offerings and further develop existing products to make them even more advanced. The company continues to impress us with its approach to innovation and focus on consumers and their needs. But don’t just take our word for it—below are...

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Ankle Support: The Definitive Guide

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries, especially among more active young people. According to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, 25,000 people sprain their ankles every day. That’s a lot of injured ankles! Sometimes the soreness is mild and goes away on its own, but other times it lingers and you need extra ankle support to help lessen the pain and keep you from hurting the joint again. Below, we’ve outlined the five types of ankle support that can help ankle sprains of different severities.   Tape Tape is frequently used to stabilize athletes’ joints, including the ankles, during workouts and games. Tape can be customized to exactly fit the patient’s ankle, and it will provide...

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How to Choose Comfortable Dress Shoes for Men

Dress shoes were synonymous with looking good, but not always with feeling good—at least, not until the recent past. Thankfully, many comfortable and even orthopedic dress shoes for men have hit the market in recent years, offering many options for professional men. Follow our seven suggestions below to choose a comfortable pair of men’s dress shoes.    Get your feet measured. The first step to choosing comfortable dress shoes for men is selecting the right fit, and the first step in choosing the right fit is knowing your true size. You can measure your feet on your own at home using a tape measure, or you can use the metal devices commonly found at shoe stores the next time you’re...

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