Best Walkers for Seniors to Improve Balance

7 Best Easy Comforts Walkers for Elderly People

When you’re unsteady on your feet and in danger of a fall, a good walker is a must. Easy Comforts offers a wide range of walkers for elderly people that help keep them steady on their feet and improve their balance. That way, seniors can stay active and mobile and maintain their independence while still getting the vital exercise that walking affords.

Hands firmly gripping walker handles

Check out the best walkers for seniors from Easy Comforts. We offer walkers and rollators to fit a variety of needs.

  • Easy Rise Walker: This is a great walker for those who need a little help getting to standing from a sitting position, but it’s also a sturdy aid for getting around the house, store, outdoors or virtually anywhere. Use the lower bars to get up from the toilet, couch or wherever you’re seated, then use the upper rails with sturdy grips for getting around. Our Easy Rise Walker is made of lightweight aluminum. It supports up to 300 pounds and folds up easily for transport and storage.
  • Walker with Wheels: If you want to move little faster than you might with a standard walker that does not have wheels, you might choose our Walker with Wheels. This lightweight aluminum walker features 5-inch fixed front wheels that glide as the senior walks. It’s lightweight — just 7 pounds — and folds up easily for storage. The height adjusts from 32 to 39 inches. This walker supports up to 300 pounds.
  • EZ Fold N Go Walker: This is one of our sturdiest walkers. It supports up to 400 pounds, yet weighs just 8 pounds and is made of lightweight aluminum. The 6-inch front wheels swivel to make turns smoother, but they also lock into place easily to help keep you steady. A two-pocket organizer is included – customize its color with your choice of black, blue or rose.
  • Aluminum Lite 4-Wheel Rollator: This affordable rollator option has 6-inch wheels and includes a wire storage basket at the bottom. You’ll be able to get around smoothly and quickly, and apply the brakes when you need to stop. What’s more, you can use the seat to rest when necessary. Choose from four colors.
  • Aluminum Bariatric Rollator: This heavy-duty rollator supports up to 500 pounds and features a hand brake lever and brake cable adjustment. Adjust the height to seven different levels for maximum comfort. This is great for walking indoors or outside.
  • Upright Rollator: Supporting up to 300 pounds, this rolling walker features 8-inch rear wheels and 10-inch front wheels for maximum support. The upholstered arm cushioning provides optimal comfort. There’s also a seat function and detachable storage bag for your convenience.
  • Trust Care Let’s Shop Outdoor Rollator: For those intent on getting into the great outdoors and maintaining ultimate independence, this top-of-the-line rollator features large wheels, a rear locking brake system and lightweight construction. This model also features a waterproof storage bag, so you can take whatever you need with you.
Smiling woman using walker

If you’re looking for additional mobility aids, Easy Comforts can also help with walker accessories, walker glides, folding canes and more. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

10 Must-Have Mobility Daily Living Aids

If you’re looking to stay mobile and active — and aren’t we all? — Easy Comforts has the senior mobility aids you need. Here are our top 10 mobility daily living aids to help keep you independent, active and on-the-go.

  • Fashion Folding Cane: This convenient folding cane will help keep you on the move. It features a contoured handle, wrist strap and rubber tip for maximum traction. Supporting up to 250 pounds and adjusting from 32 ½ to 37 inches, it also sports one of four stylish designs. Choose from black-and-white checks, polka dots or two floral patterns.
  • Wheelchair/Walker Saddlebag: Conveniently stash all your stuff to take with you in this seven-pocket saddlebag. It fits easily over a walker or wheelchair, and it’s also machine washable.
  • Walker Coasters: Stay active with this set of two walker coasters, enabling walkers to easily maneuver over multiple types of surfaces. The sturdy plastic construction and O-ring for securing coasters in place make these coasters invaluable for anyone using a walker.
  • Easy Grip Reacher: Avoid bending and over-reaching with this handy grip reach tool. It extends your reach by 31 inches and enables you to use your full hand strength to grab objects weighing up to 5 pounds.
  • Off-Road Walker Kit: Enjoy walking on any surface with this off-road kit. Simply secure the wheels to you walker’s front legs, and you can take on grassy surfaces, dirt paths and more. The legs adjust from 6 to 13 inches for your convenience.
  • Portable Help Step: Use this durable step around your apartment or home to reach high shelves, get in and out of vehicles and more. It adds 4 inches of height and folds flat, with a built-in carry handle for maximum portability.
  • Walker Basket: Fit this vinyl-coated steel basket onto your walker, and easily carry around your purse or other belongings. It measures 16 inches by 7 inches and is 5 ½ inches deep. The hook-and-loop fasteners allow you to fit it inside or outside your walker — whichever works best for you.
  • Handy Cane Seat: Don’t let reduced mobility get in the way of going places. Use this handy cane with a fold-down seat that supports up to 250 pounds. Unfold the cane to create a three-legged stool and rest on the seat when you need to. This is great for taking to craft fairs, shopping malls, concerts and more.
  • Portable Ramp: Need an incline to get up stairs or curbs? This portable ramp provides a traction surface and supports up to 600 pounds, so you can easily use it as a wheelchair or walker ramp.
  • Easy Rise Walker: Maintain your independence with this walker, specially designed to help you stand up from a sitting position with confidence. Lower and upper rails provide support when sitting or standing. This walker supports up to 300 pounds.

For more information about improving mobility for seniors and staying active, check out our mobility blogs. Easy Comforts also offers a wide range of other daily living aids like bed accessories, reading and vision aids, kitchen and eating aids and more.

How to Plan Unique Activities for Seniors in the Springtime

Springtime Activity Ideas for Seniors

Spring is a great time to get active, especially as the days start to get longer and warmer. Easy Comforts has some great activity ideas for seniors. Check out these unique activities for seniors to do in the spring.

  • Enjoy gardening or visit botanical gardens. There’s nothing like nurturing a plant and watching it grow to boost your mood. Spring a great time to get out the gardening equipment and plant something, even if it’s just in pots that sit on a patio. However, not everyone has a green thumb. A good alternative is to visit local botanical gardens and see what’s blooming there.
Senior woman smiling and touching flowers
  • Cheer on local teams. Seniors who love sports can really get into a professional or minor league baseball or softball game. Maybe there’s even a budding athlete in the family to cheer on. Even if seniors don’t know anyone on the team, they might enjoy watching a school basketball or tennis game. This is a great way to get out of the house.
  • Take a hike. Visit a local nature trail, park or even a fun neighborhood, and just take a walk. You’d be amazed how much good fresh air and sunshine can do for the mind and body. If a senior is wheelchair bound, you might search for wheelchair-accessible trails in the area.
  • Have a day at the park. Pack up a picnic lunch, some balls, a frisbee and maybe even a hula hoop, and spend the day outdoors. Spring is a great time to get active and enjoy some time outside.
laughing senior woman using a hula hoop
  • Hit a local farmer’s market. Spend time outdoors and get your fruits and vegetables at the same time! Spring is typically the start of farmer’s market season for local farmers who carry produce and plants. Look up some nearby markets and explore.
  • Find a live show. Live theater and concerts abound in most areas. Explore what’s available and grab some tickets. Local senior centers may even offer bus tours, so seniors can enjoy the ride and socialize with others on the way there.
  • Feed the birds. Spring is a great time to make or buy a bird feeder. They attract many birds in all seasons, and the birds are fun to watch.
  • Take some photos. You can find a local photography class to take, or just find a pretty outdoor spot where you can experiment with photography. Your beautiful photos will provide long-lasting memories you can relive even when the weather turns blustery.
  • Visit a local farm. Many farms offer tours ­— either guided or unguided. Check the newspaper or do an online search to find out what’s available in your area. You may find berry or apple picking farms or petting farms. Both kinds are great to explore.
  • Do some cleaning. This might not sound like fun, but spring is a great time to clean your living space. Organize belongings, donate what’s no longer needed and make space for new things. Creating an organized space and freeing oneself from clutter can provide a great sense of accomplishment.

Take a drive. This activity is great for almost all seniors, including those with limited mobility. Choose a destination — maybe something an hour or so away — and take a day trip. You can go for lunch or dinner, see a show, do some shopping or just cruise through an old neighborhood.

Kitchen Safety Aids for Seniors Living at Home

The home kitchen is a popular space to gather, and a place where seniors who live independently prepare various meals throughout the day. It’s also a place where injuries and mishaps can happen. The following 10 kitchen safety tips can be helpful for independent-living seniors, in-home caregivers and everyone who cares for an older adult.

Avoid Cooking in Long Sleeves

Many people may not put much thought into what to wear when standing over a stove cooking. However, everyone working in the kitchen should remember to roll up long sleeves or wear clothing with short sleeves while working at the stove. This can help avoid the possibility of sleeves catching on fire.

Smiling woman and senior cooking dish on the stove

Simplify Kitchen Appliances

It’s time to get rid of those heavy, bulky appliances that are not used much and take up so much space. Replace them with easy-to-use, sleekly designed kitchen appliances and cooking aids that help seniors perform a single task well. Also, look for appliances that include added safety features such as light indicators and/or automatic shutoff. Keep one or more timers nearby to help seniors hear when a cooking or baking session is over.

A Clean Workspace

Remove any built-up dirt, grime and gunk from kitchen work surfaces, and make sure kitchen workspaces are kept clean. This helps avoid introducing bacteria, mold and other health hazards into food when it’s being prepared. If workspace is limited, consider turning a table into a clean workspace by covering it with an easy-to-clean protective table cover.

Remove Clutter

Clutter in the kitchen increases the potential for accidents. Seniors can decide what kitchen items are most useful for their current cooking needs and discard the rest. This is a great time to give unwanted items in good condition away to family, friends and local charities. 

Install Nighttime Lighting

Dark kitchen spaces can be dangerous, especially for seniors who have limited vision or mobility. Installing nightlights in the kitchen helps ensure there is always another source of light. It’s also a good idea to keep emergency flashlights in one or more kitchen drawers.

Replace Glass Items with Plastic

Glass items can be nice to look at, but they are quick to shatter when accidentally dropped. Even cleaning up the glass can be risky, as it can cause injuries. It’s better to remove glassware wherever possible, replacing it with items made from durable plastic or another break-resistant material.

Keep Cooking Utensils Within Easy Reach

Place all cooking utensils into drawers or containers that are kept in a designated spot. Seniors will always know where to find them and they won’t need to spend time trying to remember where they put the spatulas or can opener.

Smiling woman mixing food in a dish

Keep Flammable Items Away from Stove Burners

It’s not just shirt sleeves that can go up in flames. Other items that should never be kept near stove burners are potholders, kitchen dish towels and plastic or wooden utensils.

Keep Ventilation Systems Clean

A clean kitchen ventilation system is one that is not going to turn into a fire hazard.

Fire Extinguisher

Make sure the kitchen has an easy-to-use fire extinguisher and that anyone who uses the kitchen knows how to operate it.

Safe & Healthy Exercise Tips for Seniors with Limited Mobility

Exercise can be very beneficial for seniors who wish to maintain a healthy quality of life. But is it possible for seniors who have limited mobility to participate in exercise activities? Yes, it is! In fact, staying active for these seniors is essential to keeping their bodies flexible and strong. Exercise also stimulates blood circulation, and it can be an excellent mood booster. Here are some exercise tips to help seniors who have limited mobility stay active.

Man and woman stretching

Choose Light Exercises

Exercises that do not require repeated strenuous movements are the best choices for limited-mobility seniors. Let’s take a look at some popular ones:

  • Cardiovascular exercises – These exercises get the heart pumping and muscles moving. Instead of walking, cycling or dancing, seniors can do seated cardio movements from a chair or wheelchair.
  • Chair workouts – All that is needed to get started is a comfortable, sturdy chair. Some popular low-impact chair exercises are seated front shoulder raise, seated chest press, seated leg raises and modified push-ups.
  • Light strength training – Seniors who add light weights to their exercise routines can build and maintain good muscle strength. Get a set of light hand weights to hold during routines. Routines can also revolve around resistance bands that stretch when pulled.
  • Water aerobics – Seniors who have regular access to a local pool can enjoy the ease of exercising in the water. The buoyancy of the water acts as a soothing cushion for muscles and limbs.

Protect Injured Areas

The decision for seniors to work out when they have any form of injury should be carefully thought out and discussed with a medical professional. Any exercises that involve using the injured body part or area should be avoided. Exercise movements may prolong the healing process or cause additional injury. Seniors under the care of a doctor or physical therapist should ask for advice about safe ways to exercise with their specific injury.

Start Slow and Gradually Increase

A common mistake people of all ages make when starting a workout routine is doing too much too quickly. To help avoid potential injuries and fatigue, it’s best to ease into a workout routine. Start off slowly and perform movements at a pace that feels easy-going and natural. Everyone is different, and just because a partner or friend can do 10 reps of an exercise doesn’t mean everyone else should try to keep up with that pace.

Seniors should focus on their individual health goals, and if they can only do a few reps, or need to modify a movement, that’s perfectly fine. Over time, a senior can gradually add more exercises and reps.

Man and woman stretching

Do Warmup Stretches

Stretching before a workout is highly recommended. Doing a series of simple stretches gets the blood flowing and limbers up muscles and joints. Stretching can also help prevent cramping.

Be Consistent

Staying consistent with exercise is the key to improving overall health and mobility. Experts recommend that people ages 65 and over do a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise during the week. Exercising three to five times a week is also recommended.

Be Mindful of Your Body

While there may be a few aches after starting a new workout, exercising should never be painful. Be aware of ongoing discomfort or sharp pains while performing movements. Changes to the exercise routine may be necessary for safety.

Home Modifications for Seniors Living at Home

Many seniors prefer to age in place at their home instead of moving to assisted living. Filled with familiar items and nostalgic memories, home truly is where their heart is. However, there are risks associated with staying at home. Various health and mobility issues can take their toll, causing seniors to be less able to do the things they always did in the way they always did them.

Whether seniors share a living space or live alone, it’s important that family, friends, caregivers and seniors themselves agree to make some essential modifications to the home environment to eliminate or greatly reduce hidden dangers. Here are some of the best ideas for home modifications.

Get Rid of Clutter

It’s amazing how many things can accumulate inside of a home over the course of many years. In some cases, there are too many items piled or stacked into various nooks and crannies. There can be so much clutter that it takes up most of the space in a room. In addition to being unsightly, and possibly unsanitary, clutter poses a safety risk for seniors. Dust, dirt and dander that accumulates on it can cause breathing problems for seniors dealing with asthma or COPD. Also, objects scattered on the floor can cause trip-and-fall accidents.

Keep in mind that removing or getting rid of items can be emotionally difficult for some seniors. This task requires compassion, patience and a good clutter removal and room organizing plan and process.

Lady smiling in a well lit bedroom

Increase Lighting and Reduce Glare

Seniors can benefit from increasing the amount of illumination at doorway entrances as well as in rooms, hallways, porches and garages. Consider getting more lamps and nightlights and making sure there are at least several flashlights and some sort of portable emergency light available for immediate use. However, the additional lights shouldn’t lead to too much glare, which can make objects hard to see. Painting rooms with anti-glare colors is a good solution for this problem.

Improve Bathroom Safety

The bathroom can become problematic as a person ages. Wet surfaces can be slippery, leading to falls. Reduce this risk with bath accessories such as grab bars, tub safety steps and toilet support. Add one or two slip-resistant bathmats in front of the tub and/or shower as well as the sink.

Smiling lady using a walker

Find High-Quality Mobility Aids

Seniors who are slowing down or experiencing specific health challenges that make it more difficult to move their hands, feet or legs often find it helpful to use various mobility aids. One universally popular mobility aid is a grabber tool that makes it easy to reach and grab objects with little physical effort. Another common mobility aid is the portable step that can take the worry out of stepping into and out of entrance doorways.

Accommodate Walkers and Wheelchairs

Hire a contractor to widen doorways to make it easier for seniors using walkers and wheelchairs to get around indoors. Rearrange rooms to create more space between furnishings and consider giving them helpful tools like a rolling table that can be moved to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.

Identifying Signs of Early-Onset Dementia

“Dementia” is a term that is often associated with Alzheimer’s disease. However, dementia is a general term describing a range of symptoms a person can experience, and it is not always related to Alzheimer’s.

Early-onset dementia is generally defined as dementia affecting people younger than 65. While dementia can be a caused by Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to get a thorough cognitive and physical examination by a medical professional to determine if it is Alzheimer’s or something else causing the symptoms. If it turns out that a person’s dementia isn’t caused by Alzheimer’s, there may be treatments that can help alleviate some or all of these symptoms.

How do you determine if someone is suffering from dementia in the first place? Here are some the most common symptoms associated with dementia.

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Difficulty Remembering Things

Memory loss is the one symptom that most people associate with having dementia. This is because this condition does cause lapses in memory. Since just about everyone has this happen every now and then, it’s best to avoid jumping to conclusions based on a few incidents. Instead, look for a pattern of memory loss such as a person forgetting what they said and repeating the same thing a short time later. Occasional forgetfulness is normal, but repeated instances throughout the day is a red flag.

Difficulty Understanding Things

Following simple instructions or directions can become a frustrating issue for someone with dementia; as hard as they try, the information flows into their brain and quickly dissipates. For some, however, it may be a case of simple mental fatigue or brain fog, which can make it hard to concentrate. In that case, remedies designed to boost brain clarity and focus are one possible solution.

Communicating Becomes Challenging

People who were once good at holding conversations and writing down their thoughts and ideas now struggle to remember certain words. The words may be simple or complex – it doesn’t matter. They can no longer remember how to use those words to form complete sentences. So, they may start substituting other words in their place – words that don’t necessarily make sense in the context. Likewise, they may struggle to understand what others are saying.

Confusion and Disorientation

Sometimes a person with dementia becomes confused as to where they are and what they are doing. One moment they can be clear-minded and purposeful, but they can suddenly become disoriented, and that can be a scary situation for them and those who care about them.

Decision Making Becomes Harder

It’s easy to take the ability to make decisions for granted. That’s why it’s such a red flag when you notice someone isn’t able to make up their mind about the simplest things. For example, a casually dressed person with dementia may spend countless minutes staring at their collection of shoes, unable to decide if slippers, athletic or dress shoes are appropriate for their outfit.

Elderly couple working on a crossword puzzle together

Changes in Behavior, Mood and Personality

Look for changes in how the person behaves, especially if that behavior seems particularly “off” for them. Subtle changes in their general mood may also be noticeable. They may even start acting like a totally different person than you know them to be.

Apathy and Depression

On the subject of mood changes, early-onset dementia can be traumatizing to the person struggling with it, and this can lead to apathy. The person may experience uncharacteristic bouts of depression.

If you have a loved one of any age who is regularly experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, they should see their doctor for evaluation as soon as possible.

10 Pain Relief Products for Joint & Arthritis Pain      

Pain Relief Creams and Other Products for Joint and Arthritis Pain

If you’re looking for ways to deal with arthritis pains or prevent them entirely, it can be a challenge to find products that suit your needs. That’s why we’ve taken the time to narrow down some of our favorite arthritis and joint pain relief products that can help you in your day-to-day life. These products range from pain relief creams and anti-inflammatory creams to support braces and object modifications that make using difficult objects easier on your fingers and wrists. Take a look below for some our favorites.

This topical pain relief cream is made using wogonin, the homeopathic name for a compound derived from the Skullcap Baicalensis plant. Simply apply it to the area where you are dealing with joint or arthritis pain and let the wogonin go to work while menthol provides soothing relief and peppermint aids in the reduction of pain.

Featuring two powerful 800-gauss magnets, this bracelet works to ease arthritis pain and relieve stress while looking elegant and beautiful. An elastic stretch band provides a perfect custom fit, making this rheumatoid arthritis product a great choice.

This roll-on pain relief cream features pure hemp seed oil to penetrate deep and relieve aches and pains in your wrists, fingers and hands. It’s perfect for relieving discomfort caused by arthritic joints and other ailments like backaches and sore muscles. Simply roll the applicator over the affected area for fast-acting relief.

These open-finger gloves provide all-natural relief from hand pain caused by arthritis, fatigue or soreness by blocking pain signals using the body’s natural impulses. These gloves come in three sizes and feature carbon technology for warm, mild compression.

These muscle pain reliever pills are a homeopathic remedy for natural relief from minor arthritis and rheumatic pain. These homeopathic pills are made to work fast to provide temporary relief and feature a variety of all-natural ingredients and no artificial preservatives.

This topical cream for pain, as seen on TV, is made using hemp oil for maximum-strength pain relief and temporary nerve pain reduction. Just apply it to the skin where it will be absorbed quickly for an odor-free, fast-acting, non-greasy pain relief solution.

These compression therapy gloves feature magnets to comfort aching hands with gentle compression. The unique design of these gloves makes them lightweight and breathable while they keep your hands warm and increase circulation, all while leaving your fingers free. Available in both men’s and women’s styles, these gloves are designed to effectively alleviate pain in the hands and joints.

Arm with a wrist support brace

This easy-to-use wrist brace is designed to relieve hand pain from repetitive-use injuries, as well as pain from carpal-tunnel syndrome, arthritis and more. It features a lightweight splint that controls your range of motion and a one-size-fits-most design.

Perfect for those with an arthritic thumb joint, this antimicrobial, micro-terry and latex-free glove features just enough support for a painful thumb to help you find comfort in your day-to-day life.

Make turning keys easier with these ergonomic key turner aids that fit most standard key sizes. These key turners work by providing extra surface area to keys so that you can turn them without pain or difficulty. They have been designed by professional hand therapists.

You can find these and many other unique comfort and relief solutions at Easy Comforts. Browse our full selection today.

What Are the Different Types of Walkers?

Different Types of Walkers

There are many types of walkers on the market that all have different purposes. There are walkers with front wheels, walkers with four wheels, standard walkers with no wheels and other types. When selecting a walker, it’s important to know the differences between them and how each can serve you best. In this helpful guide, we’ll take a look at some of the different types of walkers and what purposes they serve in your day-to-day life.

Standard Walker

Standard walkers feature two handgrips on either side and rubber caps on the bottom of each foot, as opposed to wheels. These common walkers are great for stability and can be the best walker for balance problems, due to their sturdy design and lack of wheels. They are designed for people whose mobility issues can be handled independently. However, they’re best when used for short distances. They tend to be lightweight and easy to move and often come with other features like additional handgrips for rising or easily foldable designs.

Two-Wheel Walker

Two-wheel walkers feature rubber caps on the back two legs of the walker and wheels on the front two legs, helping the user during movement. The user must apply weight on the walker while moving, and with the rubber caps on the back legs, the walker won’t move forward without the user moving it. These walkers are great for individuals who can’t pick up their walker, and work very well on flat terrain.

Knee Walker

These types of walkers feature four wheels and a design that bears the weight of the user as they rest their knee atop a padded seat. Knee walkers are ideal for individuals recovering from sprains, foot surgery, amputation or another foot or ankle injury or procedure where the user cannot bear weight on it. These walkers can also be a comfortable, more mobile alternative to crutches and can have additional features that make getting around easier.

Rollator Walker

Rollators, sometimes called four-wheel walkers, are very flexible, although they tend to be more expensive. These types of walkers can feature a variety of accessories and modifications, including seats, baskets, brakes and much more. These types of walkers can help you move faster and more naturally, with comfortable, ergonomic handles and reliable hand brakes. Built-in seats allow for comfort and rest when you need it.


Three-Wheel Walker

These types of walkers feature two wheels in the back and one wheel up front. They’re similar to four-wheel rollator walkers, as they often have a variety of additional features like hand brakes, a seat, and sometimes baskets or bags attached. Due to the single wheel in front, these walkers are great for easy adjustments and turns, and can provide additional stability.

How Do I Know Which Walker Is Right for Me?

When selecting your walker, it’s important to know your limitations as well as your needs and budget. A rollator might be great for the less-mobile person, but sometimes a standard walker will suffice. Consider how easily you or the individual using the walker can get around, and with the information provided in this guide, match their mobility needs to the walker that’s right to them. Ask your healthcare provider for their advice as well. Easy Comforts provides a variety of useful walkers for everyday needs, so be sure to take a look through our selection.

Diabetic Socks vs. Compression Socks: What’s the Difference?

Diabetic Socks vs. Compression Socks

On the surface, diabetic socks and compression socks might seem similar, but these two types of socks are different in several key ways. Understanding these differences can be helpful when it comes to taking care of your body and your feet. We’ll discuss a few of them to help you determine which type of sock is right for you and your needs.

What Are Diabetic Socks?

So, what do diabetic socks do? Simply put, diabetic socks are socks that are specially designed to keep feet dry, decrease the risk of foot injury and enhance blood circulation. Also called diabetic hosiery, diabetic socks are an important part of diabetes management because high blood sugar levels can decrease sensation in the feet, particularly in the soles. This can increase the risk of injury. Diabetic socks are designed to help the wearer avoid these injuries.

Diabetic socks tend to feature few or no prominent seams, which can help to reduce the risk of blisters and ulcers that might appear on your feet. With additional padding as well, they can keep your feet comfortable and safe from any potential injuries that might occur while you’re out and about. Diabetic socks also are breathable and wick away moisture in order to keep your feet dry and reduce the risk of infection. They are designed to keep your feet at an appropriate temperature in order to encourage circulation. And with diabetic socks available in lighter colors, you can more easily identify any foot injuries that might occur.

person running

What Are Compression Socks?

Compression socks, or compression hosiery, are specialized socks that help to apply pressure to your legs and ankles, improving blood flow from your heart to your legs. They have also been shown to help decrease swelling and pain in the legs and ankles, making them great for individuals who spend a lot of time on their feet or have conditions like hypotension or potential problems like deep vein thrombosis, venous ulcers and varicose vein pains.

Compression socks are frequently worn by many individuals, including athletes, who might wear them to improve blood flow and oxygen delivery while working out. They’re also perfect for pregnant women who are prone to swelling in the legs, feet and ankles. They’re a great choice for anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet during work as well; standing for long periods of time can create swelling in the ankles and lower legs.

Compression socks come in two main types: graduated and anti-embolism. The latter type is specifically used to reduce the risk of blood clots, particularly in people who are immobile. It’s always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional when deciding which type is right for you.

The Right Socks for Your Needs In short, diabetic socks are designed to manage symptoms of diabetes in relation to the feet, while compression socks are usually used to reduce swelling and increase blood flow in the ankles and lower legs. While these types of socks might seem similar, key differences make them invaluable for different reasons. Explore our footwear options today to find what works best for your needs.