Compression stockings and compression socks

Compression stockings and compression socks are a good way to start a healthier venous life. An effective treatment with medical compression hosiery in case of venous disorders depends on many important factors like the diagnosis or regular doctor visits. The prescriber also decides the therapy and whether compression socks should be worn. With our fashionable and durable range of medical hosiery you can improve the circulation in your feet and legs, which is also essential for women during pregnancy. This way, medi compression stockings can noticeably support therapy and help you to start a healthier venous life.

mediven lymphoedema garments provide maximum wear-ability and convenience while at the same time offering optimum medical effectiveness. The therapeutic compression and the stiffness of our compression stockings result in high wearing comfort, compliance to treatment and best clinical outcomes. mediven plus compression stocking is for mild to moderate oedema whereas mediven 550, mediven mondi and mediven forte compression stockings would be more suitable for lymphoedema.

The medical concept behind graduation is such that the reducing pressure from the ankle to the thigh encourages the return of blood to the heart and lymph to the lymph-nodes. This is undoubtedly true in the horizontal leg. When the patient stands and walks other forces come into effect which are much greater than the pressures applied by the stocking, thus the concept of eliminating any restriction at the top of the stocking applies. The manufacture of elastic hosiery graduation is achieved not only by application of the law of Laplace, but by actively changing tensions and inlaid yarn characteristics as the stocking is knitted. medi run continuous quality control with in-house testing by Hohenstein and Hatra equipment.

We provide medical compression stockings to help treat of a number of medical conditions.

Functionality of graduated compression stockings

Compression stockings are tight-fitting, stretchy socks, that apply gentle pressure to your feet and legs and help improve blood flow in the body. The medical concept behind graduation or medical compression is such that the reducing pressure from the ankle to the thigh encourages the return of blood to the heart and lymph to the lymph-nodes. This works without any issues in the horizontal leg. When the patient stands and walks other forces come into effect, which are much greater than the pressures applied by the stocking, therefore any restrictions at the top of the stocking need to be eliminated.

The manufacture of elastic hosiery graduation is achieved not only by application of the law of Laplace, but by actively changing tensions and inlaid yarn characteristics as the stocking is knitted. medi run continuous quality control with in-house testing by Hohenstein and Hatra equipment.

Some advantages of compression therapy:

  • prevention of blood clots
  • treatment of varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, venous leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis and other venous conditions
  • reducing pain and swelling
  • reducing tiredness in the legs

Compression stockings and socks by medi

mediven lymphoedema garments provide maximum wearability and convenience while at the same time offering optimal medical effectiveness. The therapeutic compression and the stiffness of our compression stockings result in high wearing comfort, compliance to treatment and best clinical outcomes. The mediven plus compression stocking is for mild to moderate oedema whereas mediven 550, mediven mondi and mediven forte compression stockings would be more suitable for lymphoedema. We provide medical compression stockings to help treat of a number of medical conditions.

Variations of compression stockings

In our shop you will find a wide variety of compression stockings and socks. They differ in their intended use, compression class as well as length, size and colour. The large range guarantees that everyone can find the right compression hosiery for their specific needs.

Different levels of medical compression

Compression socks and stockings come in different compression classes. They tell you how much pressure the fabric puts on your feet, ankles, and legs. They are ranked from CCL 1 to CCL 4. The higher the class, the higher the pressure. Compression stockings are usually prescribed by a healthcare provider, so which class is appropriate for your ailment will be chosen by your doctor. Are compression stockings prescribed to prevent varicose veins, your doctor will most likely choose CCL 1. If you already suffer from varicose veins or another relatively mild venous disease, CCL 2 will probably be the best option for you, as decided by your healthcare provider. Stockings with higher classes are usually prescribed for conditions such as oedema or venous ulcers.

Knee-length or thigh-length stockings

Whether you choose knee-length or thigh-high compression stockings depends on how much compression is necessary. If you are not prescribed pressure stockings and you're just looking for extra support, for example during long periods of travel, knee-high socks will likely be the most comfortable option for you. If you are prescribed compression socks, your doctor will choose the correct length for you. Generally, the higher the socks, the greater the effect will be.

Picking the right size

The correct fit of your compression stockings is essential for a successful compression therapy. Therefore, you should carefully measure your calves, above the ankle, below the knee and your thighs before deciding on a size. In the product page of every medi compression stocking you will find a size chart with instructions where to measure to determine the most accurate size for you. You should also check up to which shoe size they fit. If you have large feet, an open-toe model might be preferable over a closed-toe one.

Frequently asked questions

How do you put compression stockings on?
Generally, you put your toes into the socks and then roll them up your legs. Especially with a high compression class that can be difficult. Rubber gloves are a good tool to help you put them on. medi also offers a variety of butlers that will hold the stocking in place as you push your leg into it.

For how long can you wear compression stockings?

You can wear your compression stockings all day without worry. They are designed to offer you support over long periods of time. Your doctor will advise you on what the best duration for you is.

How do you wash compression stockings?

The stockings and socks can be machine washed at a low temperature and some even tumbled dry. Always check the washing instructions that come with your stockings. It is advised to keep them out of direct heat since it affects the stocking material and makes it less elastic over time. They should not be ironed, bleached or dry-cleaned. Since they're made for everyday use, it's advisable to own at least two pairs, so you can wash and dry them properly.

Are compression stockings covered by insurance?

If the stockings are prescribed to you by your doctor, and they are at least a class 2, your insurance may cover the cost. Please get in touch with your insurance for information.

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