People who suffer from aching legs will tell you that it is no small thing to suffer from. It impacts nearly every aspect of their life, from sitting to sleeping, to walking and standing. It is something that is very common, but thankfully, easily treatable with proper shoes and support socks. Interestingly enough, people often overlook or discount these simple solutions, thinking that relief could not come from anything that isn’t more invasive or costly.
Purchasing a good pair of shoes with ample support and cushioning for each of your activities such as walking, running, and going out, will go a long way to alleviate the discomfort of aching legs. Go through your old shoes and get rid of anything that is poorly or cheaply made, has too high a heel, is too soft to provide any real support, or that is just ill-fitting. Replace them with proper, well-made shoes that provide good arch support and ample cushioning.
In addition, you should invest in a number of pairs of compression hosiery – also known as support hose or socks. If you have any swelling in your lower legs, it is best to put your hose on in the morning when swelling is at its least. Wear them anytime you are out and about, where you have to stand or walk for an extended period of time. This is especially important for people in occupations where standing or walking a lot is the norm.
Proper shoes and socks are a small investment for a troublesome problem!