Posts by Heather Gatland


6 Things Teachers Can Do to Improve Leg Health

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Sick of coming home every night from your teaching job with tired, aching legs? Here’s how you can improve your leg health in six easy steps.  1. Make sure you have the right shoes.  If you ever wear heels while teaching, stop right now. Being on your feet all day, you should be wearing shoes…

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Compression Socks for Retail Workers

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Some jobs and roles will require you to keep active and on your feet all day.  One industry that asks this of their workers is, of course, the retail world.  No matter where you work or what you sell, retail can be extremely demanding on you physically.  Starting a new job in retail can also…

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Why Truck Drivers Need Compression Socks

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Some jobs and various hobbies need you to be on your feet at all times. Truck drivers and long-distance hauliers may be sitting down for the majority of their working day. However, that doesn’t mean that their legs and feet aren’t feeling the strain.  If anything, they are going to need to depend on their…

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Compression Socks for Construction Workers

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If there’s anyone who spends most of their day on their feet, it’s a construction worker.  Builders, carpenters, joiners and other tradespeople must always be on the move, ready to work with a variety of materials and tools.  There is rarely going to be an opportunity for them to sit down.  Therefore, compression socks for…

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5 Benefits of Wearing Diabetic Compression Socks

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If you are a diabetes sufferer and your medical professional has suggested wearing diabetic socks to aid with symptoms, it’s a good idea to understand exactly why you should be doing so. In this post we are going to look at five benefits of wearing diabetic compression socks, so you can decide for yourself if…

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How Diabetic Socks are Different

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For many people, compression socks are likely to all seem the same, and one would be forgiven for thinking that they have the same purpose too.   But each type of sock has its own benefits and usually will have a slightly different design. This is especially true for diabetic socks, which are made and used…

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When Do Diabetic Patients Need Compression Socks?

man walking

You may have diabetes and may be wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to compression socks.  You may not have come across them before, so you may not be sure whether or not you actually need them.  Diabetes can indeed affect different people in different ways.  With that in mind, how…

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How to Choose the Right Socks for Diabetes

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If you’ve been reading some of our resources and guides, you may know that diabetic socks provide wonderful support for millions of people.  They’re designed and developed to offer daily relief!  Diabetics are at risk of a wide variety of aches, pains and strains regularly.  Therefore, many will choose to wear compression socks during everyday…

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How Compression Socks Work for Diabetics

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There are so many different types and brands of compression socks out there aimed at people with diabetes.  What is it about stockings and hosiery, which can help to relieve specific symptoms?  Many people who have diabetes may find that they struggle with oedema or swelling.  That can occur in the lower extremities, such as…

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