Compression stockings, hold ups & support stockings. Compression stockings help with varying conditions, or levels of discomfort, such as varicose veins, aching legs and deep vein thrombosis, as well as lymphodema and offers comfort all day long. Compression Stockings are specially designed to apply pressure to your legs. The applied pressure pushes fluid away from swollen tissues and sends it upwards through your body. This helps to improve blood flow through your veins and reduce discomfort and swelling.
How Long Should I Wear Compression Stockings?
Usually you wear these just before getting out of bed In the morning until going back to bed on an evening. Always check with your health provider first
Helpful Hints When Wearing Compression Stockings:
a: If you're already up and about, then lie back down, or sit in a chair and elevate your legs for a few minutes before you wear your compression stockings.
b: A dusting of talcum powder or cornstarch can help compression socks slide on when your skin is either moist or too dry. If you’ve first put Lotion on your legs, rub it in until the skin is good and dry
What Size Compression Stockings Should I Wear?
Your health provider will measure your legs, usually ankles, calves and thighs. They'll determine what level of compression you need and your sizes. On all of our products pages, just scroll halfway down the page to check out the helpful size guide shown.
How Do I Wash My Compression Socks/Stockings?
Hand washing is recommended, but you may machine wash on the gentle cycle with the garment turned inside out. Use lukewarm water and a mild detergent. (we suggest Sigvaris washing solution). To protect the garment, turn the garment inside out before washing. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners. Rinse well and air dry. (avoid tumble drying.)
(Our compression stockings are manufactured exclusively in the UK and Europe: Sigvaris, Activa, Elbeo, Solidea, Lloveras, Cette, more).