How to wear compression stockings for varicose veins - the rules of selection and care of the product

Compression stockings are an important step in the complex therapy of varicose veins. However, it is naive to believe that the effect will appear immediately after purchasing the product. It is very important to understand how to wear compression stockings for varicose veins to achieve maximum results. The patient should be assisted in this matter by the attending physician or manager in a specialized salon.

Effect on varicose veins

The elements of the wardrobe for weight loss can boast a high degree of elasticity, it is this property is used in the fight against varicose veins. However, the correct effect of ordinary socks or tights is not observed, as they are not designed for medical purposes.

Varicose veins - dilation and deformation of blood vessels, which leads to blood stasis and further formation of clots and blood clots. Socks against varicose veins have a strong effect on the lower extremities, providing pressure of varying intensity, which narrows the veins of the legs.

compression stockings for varicose veins

The size is determined by measuring the circumference of the legs at certain points and length (foot, ankle, shin, knee and thigh), so that the graph of the disappearing compression is uniform.

Artificial treatment of the pathology allows you to identify obstructed blood circulation through the vessels, gradually restoring internal pressure. The important thing is that the unique structure of the leotard does not interfere with the flow of air, thus not creating problems for the skin.

The product does not eliminate the root causes of the disease, but helps keep blood vessels in good shape and is used to prevent varicose veins. The benefits and harms of the product are explained at a meeting with a phlebologist.

Classification of socks and rules for their selection

According to the species diversity, compression socks are divided into:

  • classic;
  • on silicone rubber;
  • on a medical belt with velcro;
  • with open finger.

Also, compression socks vary in size, measurements are made in a specialized center before buying a product:

  1. Circumference of the thigh at the level of 25-30 cm above the knee.
  2. Circumference of the calf of the widest part of the gastrocnemius muscle.
  3. The circumference of the ankle is just above the bone in the thinnest place.

Size classification:

> zxtable border = "1" cellpadding = "0" >Size / measurements S M (2) L (3) XL (4) Ankle circumference 19-22 22-25 25-28 29-32 Calf circumference 29-37 34-42 38-46 41-51 Thigh circumference 44-52 50-58 56-64 60-72

Regarding the use of threads in the composition:

  • nylon;
  • cotton;
  • of elastane;
  • of microfiber.

According to the degree of compression:

  1. Class first 18-21 mm Hg. Art. You can wear socks as a preventative measure for patients at risk of developing varicose veins. For example: pregnant women, workers "on their feet", at the first slightest symptoms of pathology.
  2. Class II 23-32 mmHgArt. The most popular variety used to treat varicose veins and thrombophlebitis in humans.
  3. Third class 32-46 mm Hg. Art. It is prescribed for wearing in advanced or complicated vascular disorders.
  4. Fourth grade 49 mm Hg. Art. It is used very rarely, it is indicated for impaired lymph flow.

The classification is presented for review, as only a doctor or a specially trained manager at an orthopedic center can select the appropriate compression stockings for varicose veins.

Rules for wearing socks

How to wear compression socks properly:

  1. You should only wear the product in the morning after waking up.
  2. To avoid hanging underwear, you need to monitor the length and sharpness of the nails.
  3. You do not need to squat often in socks so as not to stretch the knee area.
  4. Socks should be worn with thin socks to prevent damage and rubbing of the fabric on the heel.
  5. To maintain the desired compression and healing properties, socks should be washed daily.
  6. How long to wear compression stockings will be determined by your doctor. The fact is that the time of the socks depends on the degree of vascular damage.

Properly selected underwear with proper use will last up to six months of its owner.

Dress code

Wearing compression underwear is much more difficult than choosing it:

  1. You need to put your hand in the sock and grab the heel.
  2. Without releasing it, turn the product inwards to the heel, leaving a small "pocket".
  3. Put your feet up and pull the sock all over your foot with both hands.
  4. Gradually stretch the inverted part to the middle of the ankle.
  5. Gradually tighten the sock by pulling it up with your thumbs.
  6. We fix the silicone tape on the thigh.
  7. Pull the toe to release the big toe from tension.

Many patients buy a special device for placing compression products - butler. A sock is fixed on it, and then a leg is passed. In case of difficulties, compression jersey gloves will help you, you can buy them in an orthopedic salon.

socks for varicose veins

One of the main tasks of compression stockings is to establish the proper functioning of the venous system.

Sock care rules

Five golden rules:

  1. Wash the products every day to restore the degree of compression.
  2. Machine washing is prohibited - only by hand!
  3. Only baby soap is used, the chemical components in the powder can damage the structure of the fibers.
  4. Drying on the street, in the dryer and in the machine is prohibited. It is necessary to spread the product on a dry towel on the table.
  5. For those who wear socks around the clock, experts advise to wash them on yourself. Foam with soap, rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a towel.

Manufacturers of socks and patient examinations

What are the best compression stockings for varicose veins:

  1. German manufacturer. The high price is justified by the excellent quality of the product. Many different styles, long-term compression retention, wearing are the advantages of the products.
  2. Italian manufacturer. The main advantage is reasonable price and excellent quality. You can choose a product "according to your portfolio" without compromising its healing properties.
  3. Compression underwear from Italy. In the price segment this is unmatched, socks can be chosen based on personal preferences and medical indications. However, there is a significant drawback - the compression properties last no more than a month.
  4. Swiss manufacturer. Brand with quite high prices, but also excellent quality. Wear resistance and preservation of compression properties is possible throughout the year.
  5. Spanish brand. According to customer reviews, the compression effect is more pronounced than other brands.

The reviews for each brand are mostly positive. The only major drawback is the price of socks. Patients note good air circulation in each product, as they have to wear compression stockings for a long time.

Many buyers praise and thank the staff of orthopedic salons, as the right choice of compression stockings is the most important step in the treatment of varicose veins.

Some buyers complain that the silicone rubber starts to slide down the legs or twist in the summer. In this case, the problem is not in the product itself, but in the wrong size. When buying, it is very important to take into account all the measurements made in order to predict such incidents in advance.

Where to buy and what are the prices?

You can buy the product in specialty stores of famous brands, on the official websites of manufacturers or in orthopedic salons in the city. Buying goods "by hand" is not recommended.

The price of the products is quite high, this is explained by the composition of the knitwear and the procedure for its production. Before you buy, check the manufacturer's certificates to make sure the product is of good quality.