compression hoisery

  • Compression Hosiery

    Compression Hosiery is a thin, long and elastic stocking to be worn around the leg, compressing the limb. These stockings are specially designed to put pressure on your leg muscles to prevent excessive pressure of blood around the region. Tightest at the ankles, the compression stockings become less constrictive toward the knees and thighs. The purpose is to rectify venous disorders by compressing the surface veins, arteries and muscles. Those suffering from chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema, varicose veins can wear these stockings every day to improve circulation in the legs. Compression Hosiery is available in three different levels of compression, two lengths (Knee length or Thigh length), in up to 4 widths and three colours.

    CLASS 1 provides light compression and should be used for superficial or early varicose veins and swollen ankles

    Class 2 provides medium compression and should be used in medium severity varicose veins and mild oedema.

    Class 3 provides strong compression and should be used for severe varicose veins and gross oedema.

    Compression Hoisery

    Uses of Compression Stockings:

     

    Can help prevent deep vein thrombosis on long distance travel.

    Minimizes tired and achy legs by improving blood circulation.

    Helps relieve minor swelling of feet, ankles and legs.

    Prevents legs from getting tired due to long periods of constantly sitting or standing.

    During pregnancy, compression stockings for women help to prevent the formation of varicose and spider veins

    Helps in maintaining healthy, energized legs.

     

    How to Put on Compression Stockings?

     

    Compression stockings like Activa Class 1 Below Knee Open Stockings should be worn using the proper method, so that the desired results can be achieved.

    Sit on a comfortable and sturdy surface and put your hand into the stockings all the way down, pointing your fingers towards the toe end of the stockings.

    Turn the top part of the stocking inside out, holding on the heel portion keeping your fingers near the toe of the stocking.

    After covering the toe and heel portion of the compression stocking remove your hand from inside.

    Making sure that your heel is positioned properly in the feel cup to ensure maximum heel comfort.

    Make sure that the sock is not twisted and smooth out any folds in the fabric.

    How to remove your Compression Hosiery

     

    The hosiery should be peeled off gently. DO NOT roll the stocking to remove.

    Precautions and Contra-indications

     

    People with diabetes, unless under medical supervision

    Congestive cardiac failure

    Ischaemia

    Guidelines to Buy Compression Stockings

     

    Wound-care.co.uk a UK based healthcare company offers a comprehensive range of compression stockings.  Use the Measuring guide to ensure you order the appropriate size.

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