Compression stockings are used for different needs.
Compression stockings class 1 reduce discomfort and prevent any swelling in legs, tired feet and varicose veins.
Compression stockings class 2 are often used as part of a treatment or for major problems.
Common for the two classes is that they improve blood circulation from the legs and feet to the heart.
The function of the venous pump is noticeably better because the stocking provides an external massage and a pressure that improves circulation.
The increased pressure has a preventive effect against blood clots and varicose veins and results in a healthier and more comfortable everyday life.
Compression stockings are available, at our webshop, in 3 classes and each covers their needs.
We also have anti-embolic socks (TED) which are known from hospitals.
The compression is measured in mmHg, where mm stands for millimetre and Hg for mercury. It measures how the stockings react at a certain change in pressure. For more information please visit Wikipedia.
There are different standards for compression. Below you can find the defined standard in Europe described.
COMPRESSION CLASS 1
For use with smaller problems like swollen feet, tiredness, and small varicose veins.
COMPRESSION CLASS 2
For use with bigger problems as for instance venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Also for use after operations. Do not use compression class 2 without consulting a doctor or nurse.
COMPRESSION CLASS 3
With major problems you might need compression class 3. In this case the stockings are made to order. Medically qualified personal has to measure the person, so the stockings are a complete fit.
COMPRESSION CLASS 4
Only for use within hospitals.