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Compression Stockings for Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is the result of accumulation of fluid and other elements in the body. It is a chronic condition that is not curable at present, but may be alleviated by appropriate management. If not treated it can progress and become difficult to manage. Management can include wearing compression stockings for lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary lymphoedema is thought to be the result of a congenital abnormality of the lymph conducting system. Secondary or acquired lymphoedema results from damage to the lymphatic vessels and/or lymph nodes, or from functional deficiency. Infections from insect bites, serious wounds or burns can cause lymphoedema when they damage or destroy lymphatics. Any type of surgery, serious injury, or radiation for cancer treatment can also cause the onset of the disease. It may also be the result of high output failure of the lymphatic circulation. At Happy Feet Pedorthics we see people who have primary or secondary lymphoedema and hence wear compression stockings for lymphoedema.

How to minimize the risk of developing lymphoedema?

  • ake good care of skin and nails
  • Follow a balanced diet, maintaining your optimal body weight
  • Avoid tight underwear, clothing, watches and jewellery
  • Wear comfortable supportive shoes, which may well need to be fitted by a pedorthist
  • Undertake exercise/movement and limb elevation
  • Avoid the risk of injury
  • Avoid exposure to extreme cold or heat
  • Use high factor sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Use mosquito nets in lymphatic filariasis endemic areas
  • Wear compression stockings for lymphoedema if prescribed or recommended

Compression stockings for lymphoedema are available in a choice of colours and are made from different materials. The stockings and socks are available in a range of sizes and can be custom made. At Happy Feet Pedorthics we encourage our clients to consistently wear their compression stockings for lymphoedema. Ring and make a time for a measure and fit of compression stockings for lymphoedema at Happy Feet Pedorthics.

Compression stockings for varicose veins

Exquisite Compression stockings for varicose veins…

Living in an industrialized country we have the opportunity of wearing compression stockings for varicose veins, where more than 30% of women and about 10% of men see a doctor about the veins in their legs. Factors such as heredity, excess weight, and working where there are prolonged periods of standing or sitting may increase the risk of developing a chronic venous disease of the leg.

Wearing compression stockings for varicose veins is an important part of management of the veins. These conditions can evolve and produce complications such as skin pigmentation, chronic odema, dermatitis, eczema, phlebitis and ultimately leg ulcerations. The most common symptoms are feelings of heaviness and tiredness in the legs, especially after long days of work, and often associated with leg swelling.

There are two types of varicose vein classifications – primary and secondary. By wearing compression stockings for varicose veins especially at the primary stage you are giving your legs a chance! The risk of developing primary varicose veins is frequently associated with heredity, female gender, pregnancy and higher age. Secondary varicosities are a direct result of deep vein occlusion. Varicose veins are part of the chronic venous insufficiency disease.

Wearing compression stockings for varicose veins is vital for the management and treatment of varicose veins and other venous disorders.

At Happy Feet Pedorthics we have experienced the benefits of wearing compression stockings for varicose veins – support to the legs and body, less swelling of the ankles, less tired legs. Ring and make a time for a fitting so you can wear compression stockings for your varicose veins.

Compression Socks for Flying

At Happy Feet Pedorthics we recommend the use of compression socks for flying. The main reason is to reduce chance of developing a deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). A DVT is a blood clot that usually forms in the deep veins of the lower leg or arm which can block the venous return. A DVT may cause leg pain or swelling, but can also present no symptoms.

When you are preparing for your flight for holidays or business at Happy Feet Pedorthics we recommend you wear and pack some compression socks for flying. A DVT is caused by a combination of two out of three underlying conditions:

  • Slow or sluggish blood flow through a major vein
  • A tendency for a person’s blood to clot quickly, a condition that sometimes is hereditary
  • Irritation, inflammation or damage of the lining surface of the vein.

Most of us, in getting on with our lives, know things about our health and we can become a little blazae that “she’ll be right mate!”


The risk factors and the many reasons why one should wear compression socks for flying are:

  • History of previous DVT or superficial venous thrombosis
  • Prolonged sitting or restricted mobility such as long distance travel
  • Age over 40 
  • Surgery (especially orthopaedic) or major injury 
  • Prolonged bed rest or immobility
  • High blood pressure 
  • Heart attack or stroke 
  • Congestive heart failure 
  • Chronic respiratory failure
  • Excessive weight 
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Smoking 
  • Varicose veins 
  • High oestrogen levels such as in pregnancy or when using birth control pills 
  • Some forms of cancer

Be kind to yourself and wear the compression socks for flying as the risk factors are cumulative – the more you have, the greater your risk of a DVT so best to take the prevention route.


Wearing compression socks for flying is one tip to prevent a DVT. Other tips are:

  • Exercise regularly, including stretching and leg movement when traveling 
  • Quit smoking  
  • Maintain a normal body weight  
  • Keep a healthy diet  

It is easy to wear compression socks for flying so at Happy Feet Pedorthics we say just do it! So ring and make a time for a fitting for your compression socks for flying and have a safer trip!



Medical Compression Stockings

At Happy Feet Pedorthics we can assess and fit you with medical compression stockings. The fit of extra depth footwear is greatly improved with regular use of compression stockings which for many people is a knee high sock.

The concept of compression therapy lies is in the wearing of an elastic garment around the leg.

At Happy Feet Pedorthics in assessing and fitting the client for medical compression stockings we explain the concept of graduated compression – strongest at the ankle and decreasing going up the leg. Medical compression stockings help venous return, decrease venous pressure; prevent venous stasis and deterioration of venous walls. The medical compression stockings efficiently relieve aching and heavy legs by aiding the body in moving blood up the leg against the pull of gravity.

Treatment with the use of medical compression stockings is often prescribed by a physician to treat phlebitis, thrombosis and aftercare following surgery, sclerotherapy and any other forms of varicose vein treatment, and also to relieve all conditions of chronic venous disease (heavy legs, varicose veins, oedemas, leg ulcers). The use of medical compression stockings is often prescribed to prevent venous issues during pregnancy and long distance travel.

At Happy Feet Pedorthics we can assess and fit a client for medical compression stockings and if there are no contraindications like severe arterial insufficiency are present, we can then supply without prescription. If there are any concerns we refer back to the client’s general practitioner with the aim of improved health outcomes.
Depending on the pathology, medical compression therapy can be applied in different forms: socks, stockings, pantyhose or bandages.

Contact us for your medical compression stockings. At Happy Feet Pedorthics we prefer you to make an appointment so we can focus our attention on one person at a time. so an appointment at our Moonee Ponds, to attend a regional clinic, or if necessary to arrange for a home visit.



Orthotic shoes

Welcome to Happy Feet Pedorthics, the specialised Orthotic shoe solutions company, which is a family owned and operated. At Happy Feet Pedorthics, we are determined to provide pre-fabricated pedorthic footwear or custom footwear, which is a perfect fit regardless of the foot size and condition. If you are worried that shoes from a general shoe shop aren’t right for your feet, our experienced staff can alleviate any kind of hassle you have been going through with our Orthotic Shoes. We provide footwear solutions for men and women who suffer with difficult to fit feet, due to hereditary factors, poor fitting shoes in the past, a disability, or accident.


At Happy Feet Pedorthics, we have very experienced staff to work with you. We understand your foot condition and recommend the benefits of a custom orthotic solution. With our advanced tools and procedures, when it comes to footwear, we provide the highest quality and most comfortable solution. All of our footwear knowledge and resources are available to you to assist you in finding the right shoe to give more comfort and relief. For this reason, we are consistently referred to by members of the allied health profession.


At Happy Feet Pedorthics, we work with various brands and we always seek to recommend our clients with a range of styles to choose from. We assist the client to make choices in their footwear for all seasons to then have shoes in the wardrobe which are good health wise and choices the client would be happy to wear.


We always give our utmost attention to our clients. Contact us for an appointment at our store, or to attend a clinic, or if necessary to arrange for a home visit.


Orthotic shoes


Orthotics for flat feet

Welcome to Happy Feet Pedorthics. We specialise in assessing and fitting people with flat feet and providing footwear solutions.


Flat Feet can develop at a very young age or it can be hereditary. If the arch of the foot is low or collapses, you are said to have flat feet. Finding the right shoe from a general shoe store isn’t an easy task. We take great care in measuring your foot dimensions – shape, width, depth and length, and recommending you with a shoe that is just right for your foot.


At Happy Feet Pedorthics, our shoes can be fitted with your orthotics which you may have from your podiatrist, chiropractor, physiotherapist or osteopath. We work with a range of health professionals to fit and make orthotics to fit in our shoes.


If you are suffering with abnormal foot function, which can put pressure on the rest of the body and cause severe pain, properly fitted shoes in the first instance and orthotics may be the solution for you. . At Happy Feet Pedorthics we will recommend shoes to assist with your flat feet and fit or recommend if in our view orthotics would be of benefit to you.


Ring us to make an appointment at our store, or to attend a clinic, or if necessary to arrange a home visit. To find out more about your flat feet solutions and options available, please contact us.


Orthotics for flat feet


Orthopedic Footwear

Hi there! Welcome to Happy Feet Pedorthics – Orthopedic Footwear shoe solutions. At Happy Feet Pedorthics, we are a highly referred footwear solutions company by many people, as we recommend footwear solutions to improve your foot health and your overall health.


Orthopedic footwear solutions are often required by those people who suffer from chronic foot conditions and pain. Often shoes from a generalist shoe store or even a comfort shoe store do not provide adequate support if you have difficult to fit or abnormal feet. At Happy Feet Pedorthics, our pedorthists will consider your foot shape and your foot health condition in the first instance. Our Orthopedic Footwear will be able to support the heel and the arches of the feet, which will greatly improve foot comfort, lessen the pain improve safety and give more mobility.


Whether your foot is small or big, of any physical condition, we can always assess, fit and recommend a pre-fabricated pedorthic footwear solution or if required design a custom made shoe to fit your needs. With a variety of brands and colours available we will be able to recommend and assist you to select a style of shoe in a good fit for your foot health and activity type.


You can benefit from our service by visiting our store, attending a clinic or requesting a home visit. . To find out more about our Orthopedic Footwear solutions, please contact us.

Orthopedic Footwear


Orthopaedic Shoes Melbourne

Welcome to Happy Feet Pedorthics – Orthopaedic Shoes Melbourne. We provide Orthopaedic shoe solutions in Melbourne for all age groups and genders.

If you are looking for an Orthopaedic shoe solution, you are in the right place, as our Pedorthists consider aspects of the shoe such as the outsole, the upper, the shank and the heel counter in recommending a shoe to a client.


At Happy Feet Pedorthics, our pedorthist’s custom design Orthopaedic shoes aim to give more comfort, less pain, more mobility and more safety to the client. Our specially designed Orthopaedic shoes provide support from the feet up – ankles, knees, hips, and back.


Orthopaedic shoes can also be worn as a preventative strategy to avoid or reduce the severity of future foot problems.


You can arrange for a home visit if our working hours are inconvenient. To find out more about Orthopaedic shoes in Melbourne, please contact us.


Orthopaedic shoes Melbourne


Orthopedic Shoe Stores

At Happy Feet Pedorthics, we have Orthopedic shoes to ease all foot health conditions.


We have Orthopedic shoes for men and women of all age groups in a variety of colours, sizes and brands to choose from.


Our Orthopedic Shoes have extended heel counters to provide more comfort giving support to the foot from the hind foot. We assess and fit your feet carefully and recommend shoes which are most suited to your foot shape, with the aim of reducing the tension and preventing foot soreness and pain during activity or at rest.


At our Orthopedic shoe store, you will find a range of styles of Orthopedic shoes suitable for people suffering with bunions, corns, hammertoes, neuromas and poor circulation in the feet.


The constructions of the Orthopedic shoes are designed with durability and improved health outcomes in mind. For example some shoes with minimal stitching in the pattern, help to reduce rubbing and possible abrasion inside the foot.


Our staff at Happy Feet Pedorthics at Orthopedic are professionally trained and have had years of experience helping customers with various foot health conditions.


To find out more about our variety of Orthopedic shoes, either you can visit our store, attend a clinic or request a home visit.


Orthopedic Shoe Stores


Orthopedic Shoe Maker

Hi there! Welcome to Happy Feet Pedorthics – Orthopedic shoe maker. At Happy Feet Pedorthics, we have been making Orthopedic footwear for all age groups and genders. In Melbourne, we are widely known for providing high quality and well-fitting shoes. We are regularly referred by our clients for the quality of our product and service. At Happy Feet Pedorthics, we give utmost importance to your comfort and strive to provide a cost-effective solution. With our highly-skilled shoemaking techniques and highest quality material, you are assured that you will find the best Orthopedic shoe.


Our Staff at Happy Feet Pedorthics are highly experienced and so we can assess your feet and foot condition to provide the fit and design that you require for your activity.


At Happy Feet Pedorthics, we are passionate about what we do and we have the expertise to advise you about footwear to give you less pain, more comfort, more mobility and more safety improving your foot health and your overall health.


We also offer shoe repairs your and a pedorthic modification service to keep your existing footwear in the best condition to ensure the best fit and to greatly enhance your comfort when you wear them.


For stylish and comfortable Orthopedic shoes, contact us and our staff will guide you and assist you to achieve your goals.


Orthopedic shoe maker