Questions and Answers About Compression socks !
General advice for shopping for our products!
- How do I know what size to order on the support stockings?
Our advice is always to start with your foot size in the first place.
Then you measure your legs according to our instructions on the size guide which you will find here !
- I have swollen calves! Are there compression socks for me?
Support socks for those of you who have swollen calves beyond the ordinary are here!
- I find it difficult to put on and take off my support stockings.
If you have great difficulty getting on and off the support stockings. We recommend our Tanja support stockings. These do not have quite the same compression as then a little more expensive support stockings but these do the job..
You can find these here!
- The size that the size guide indicates for my legs is too big or too small for my foot size?
It is normal for the support stocking to be either a little too big or a little too small in foot size.
There is nothing noticeable when you put on the sock. If you are three foot sizes below or above what you normally use, you can try the socks with an open toe. These can be found here.
- What does compression mean?
The pressure on the support stockings is called compression and is measured in mmHg (millimeters / mercury). The higher the number, the stronger the pressure.
We use the terms light, medium and hard pressure so that you can most easily understand the pressure on the compression socks.
- We are going to travel! Do we need compression socks then?
We strongly recommend using compression socks for longer trips.
Here's a little to think about! To avoid swollen legs and increased risk of blood clots when traveling.
Choose a pair of really high-quality support or flight socks that are tailored to your ankle measurements.
Wear compression socks directly in the morning, the same day you are going to fly.
Wear loose, soft and comfortable clothes and shoes during the flight.
Do not sit with your legs crossed.
Take a short walk in the plane at regular intervals.
Do a little simple gymnastics once every half hour, for example toe lifts, to start the blood circulation in the legs and calves.
Drink plenty of water and avoid coffee, alcohol and other diuretics during the flight.
- Can you wear compression socks around the clock?
Support socks are good to use during the day, but how long can you wear support socks for a long time?
There is nothing dangerous about wearing compression socks and you could wear compression socks around the clock.
However, its purpose is to help your blood circulation and when you sleep you are generally in a supine position which makes it easy for the circulation to function without support stockings. How long you can wear compression socks therefore depends solely on personal preference and needs.
- Take care of your legs.
Move and exercise to your own ability. Prolonged periods of sedentary / stagnant means that the blood circulation decreases, which can lead to swollen and sore legs. Exercising at regular intervals activates the muscles and increases blood circulation, which increases the transport of blood from the legs to the heart.
High position of the legs.
After a long Today, your legs may feel swollen and tired. This is probably because the blood circulation in your legs has been low. Rest your legs by placing them in a high position on a chair or on a pillow.
Make your legs easier by using compression socks.
- How tight should support stockings fit?
They SHOULD sit tight , but make sure you're the right size. You should always put on the socks in the morning before getting out of bed, then your legs are the least swollen. Gets a little easier to get on these then. You can also try to buy support socks with less hardness and thus a lighter compression.
See here for these.
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