HOW TO MEASURE FOR COMPRESSION SOCKS

Why Compression Socks?

According to the American College of Phlebology, more than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of vein disorder.  Venous circulation problems can progressively worsen over time and can affect your health and quality of life. Common conditions to be prescribed compression therapy can be heavy legs, spider veins, varicose veins, edema (swelling) and leg ulcers.

By compressing the limb with graduated compression, the compression stocking aids in blood circulation, prevents pooling of blood in the lower extremities, reduces swelling,  and efficiently relieves aching and heavy legs by aiding the body in moving blood up the leg.  Depending on your diagnosis, medical compression therapy can be applied in different forms such as socks, stockings tights or bandages.

SIGVARIS brand has an excellent assortment of products designed to fit your lifestyle. Sigvaris guarantees their products will be free of manufacturer’s defects for 30 days from the date of purchase, and with proper care, the garment will maintain its prescribed compression for six months.

 Knowing how to measure is important so that you can be fitted for the right product.  Below is a reference chart to aid in you in measuring your legs and feet, or you can download the Sigvaris app straight onto your mobile device at Google Play or the App Store.

  • Measurements should always be taken as soon as possible after waking when swelling is minimum.
  • Sit on a chair with a 90 degree angle.
  • Measure the distance from the bend in your knee to the floor.
  • Take these recorded measurements and use them in conjunction with the sizing chart.

 

 

 

At Home Care Pharmacy, our whole staff is trained and certified to fit you with the correct compression sock. If you have any questions, or still are unsure of how to get a perfect measurement, come into North Shore Home Medical for your free measurement. So please stop by our location on Route 1 South in Peabody, or call us at 978-535-3893.