Which compression stocking suits me?
How do I choose the right support stocking?
First of all, it is important to determine what you need the support stocking for. For example, you can use the stockings for sports, to relieve the symptoms of ailments, when traveling or to prevent tired legs after a long working day. The different situations require different pressure classes
- Average compression: 20-30 mmHg:
- Ideal for tired legs, injury prevention and swollen (lower) legs. These support stockings can also prevent leg disorders, such as varicose veins.
- Strong compression: 30-40 mmHg:
- This pressure class is for people who already suffer from conditions such as varicose veins, thrombosis & edema. For this compression it is useful to consult with the doctor before purchasing this stocking.
- Extra strong compression: 40-60 mmHg:
- This pressure class is suitable for extreme forms of lymph edema, varicose veins and thrombosis. You should also consult with your doctor for this.
In addition, it is important to see which size you need.
How do you determine the size of a support stocking?
For that you need the shoe size and calf size of a person. The shoe size is clear. You measure the calf size by measuring the circumference of your calf in the largest spot with a measuring tape. The combination of these two dimensions will identify the correct size of compression stocking.
Are you in between sizes?
Then use your calf size as a leading measure, this is the most important. To determine your size, you can find the size charts on our product page below.