Are the socks sold in pairs, or individually?
All of our socks come in pairs (two socks per box). Each sock is not specific to a right or left foot unless otherwise noted.
Do I need a prescription?
Our ready to wear and standard off the shelf compression garments do not require a prescription.
Who can benefit from wearing compression stockings?
Anyone’s legs can feel better while wearing compression socks, especially Runners who benefit from compression in order to recover faster after training, also compression is beneficial if you spend a lot of time sitting, standing or in a sedentary position. Compression socks are most beneficial for the following leg complaints:
- Tired, aching, heavy feeling legs
- Leg swelling
- Varicose veins
- Venous insufficiency
- Post-thrombotic syndrome
- Healed venous ulcers
- Active venous ulcers
Is there a reason why I should not wear compression stockings? Contraindications (medical conditions in which compression is not recommended):
- Ischemia (advanced arterial disease) of the legs
- Uncontrolled congestive heart failure
- Untreated septic phlebitis of the leg
Compression stockings should be worn with caution with:
- Skin infections
- Weeping dermatosis
- Allergic to garment fabric
- Impaired sensitivity of the limb
- Immobility (confinement to bed)
What is the best time of day to measure for compression stockings?
It is best to measure earlier in the day before swelling builds in the legs. Measurements taken later in the day after swelling is present may result in choosing a stocking size that is too large.
When should I wear my compression sleeves?
It is entirely up to you, it can be worn before your activity or exercise to help activate your leg muscles, during your activity as it can help increase your performance level
- After your activity to help with your muscle recovery
Make sure to check if you have any signs of discomfort and remove them if it continues. This can be caused due to a wrong size sock selection.
I am short and my stockings seem to bunch up around my ankles creating a tourniquet. Would a shorter length help?
Excess fabric around the ankle generally indicates a need to redistribute the stocking fabric upward on the leg. In the case of open toe stockings, it may indicate a need to redistribute the stockings downward on the foot if the toe band has slipped upwards. If redistributing the fabric does not solve the problem, you may need a petite or short size.
Can I use lotions and creams with my compression stockings?
It is perfectly safe to use lotions or creams. In fact, applying lotion at night will make putting the stockings easier.
When can I expect my package to be delivered?
All of our orders are Fulfilled By Amazon, so you can rest assured that your order is in good hands and also enjoy all the benefits that they offer such as Amazon Prime.