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Posted by Mike Phipps on November 2, 2022
Oedema is a condition that causes swelling in your body due to fluid build-up. It can occur in various parts of the body but is most commonly found in the legs and feet.
Oedema can be triggered by a range of factors, including…
Oedema can also be caused by an injury, an insect bite or sting, problems with your kidneys, liver or heart, an infection and blood clots.
Signs of oedema include swollen or puffy ankles, feet, or legs, stretched or shiny skin, as well as skin colour changes, stiffness and dents when you press on the skin.
To treat oedema, you can try several things like…
Another way of treating oedema is by wearing non-compression oedema socks.
Non-compression oedema socks are socks designed to fit snuggly around your legs without applying any compression to your legs or feet – compression can sometimes worsen the condition.
There are many different types of non-compression oedema socks available so you can find the perfect pair for you, depending on your needs. For example, if you have circulation issues, there are anti-embolism socks that will keep your legs warm and prevent blood clots. If you have diabetes, you can find diabetic oedema socks with extra padding around the ankles to reduce pain or discomfort.
Oedema is caused by a build-up of excess fluid in your body. Depending on the severity of your oedema, you might feel discomfort in your legs and feet or notice that your ankles are significantly larger than usual.
The swelling in your legs and feet can make it hard to move around, perform everyday tasks and lead a normal life.
Non-compression oedema socks can help prevent and manage oedema by wicking away moisture from your lower legs and feet, reducing the swelling in your lower extremities so you can move around comfortably and easily perform everyday tasks.
There are a few things to consider before buying non-compression oedema socks. Depending on your current health and oedema symptoms, you might benefit from wearing anti-embolism socks or diabetic oedema socks. Choosing the right size, material, and level of warmth is also important.
If you want to find the best non-compression oedema socks, you should speak with your doctor first to find out which ones are best for you. Your doctor can recommend the best type of non-compression oedema socks for your specific needs and level of oedema severity.
The above are some cons to wearing non-compression oedema socks, but these shouldn't prevent you from trying them out.
One major con of wearing non-compression socks is that they aren't suitable for people with severe oedema. If you have extremely severe oedema, you will most likely require some medical treatment, so you must talk with your doctor about the condition.
You should also see your doctor if…
Ability Superstore sells a range of oedema socks, which you can see if you click here, or on this link, and even here.
These mobility aids are elastic-free and cotton rich with a 'no heel' design. They are also seam-free and have an antibacterial finish.
The oedema socks are designed to ensure that your feet and calves are free from restriction when wearing them. The cross stretch in the seams, which is specifically designed for problematic and sensitive feet, ensures a comfortable fit.
These socks are made from a cotton-rich fabric, and this material provides many benefits, including the prevention of heat irritation.
These oedema socks are suitable for people with diabetes, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, sensitive feet, athlete's foot, swollen feet and ankles and are available in the following sizes…
You can read more about oedema if you read our medical article – you can find it if you click here.