Knee High Compression Stockings
Graduated compression has been
proven effective in the prevention and
treatment of venous disorders. The
compression of the hosiery is greatest at
the ankle and decreases as it moves up
the leg. Graduated compression helps
to improve circulation and valve
Compression Levels: 8/20 mmHg 15/30 mmHg 30/40mmHg
Key To Proper Compression Stocking Fit
- 1. Measure when you first get up in the morning before swelling has occurred.
- 2. Measure while standing. If you have been standing for some time, elevate your feet and legs for 15 minutes prior to taking measurements.
- 3. Take snug measurements against the skin. Don’t measure over socks or clothing.
- 4. Never allow folds in the hosiery. If used over wound dressing, make sure the hosiery isn’t too tight. Consult a healthcare professional with any concerns.
- 5. The sock must fit the shape of the foot. If improper fit, will cause bunching or gathering, creating local pressure. Observe the bare foot prior to donning the sock. The sock should conform to the shape of the bare foot.
- 6. Hosiery should have even compression without binding, which may cause discomfort or circulation obstruction.