Getting the correct size in compression can be trick
– But we’ll show you how!
Every brand of compression stockings has its own, unique sizing. A medium in one brand isn’t a medium in a different brand. Measuring properly is the most important step. That’s why we have detailed instructions with helpful tips, below.
It is important to measure first thing in the morning. This is because your legs swell during the day (even if you don’t notice, they do).
Don’t have a tape measure? Download and print one here.
What You’ll Need
- A soft tape measurer.
- A place to sit.
- Room to sit and stand.
How To Measure Your Legs For Knee-High Compression Stockings:
1. Get started first thing in the morning, before your legs have starting to swell. Otherwise, you may choose a size that’s too large.
Note: If you or your doctor can’t measure your legs until later than the day, they can be elevated, bandaged, or pumped to reduce swelling.
How To Measure Your Legs For Thigh-High Compression Stockings:
Information provided on the Varcoh blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care. Varcoh recommends consulting a doctor if you are experiencing medical issues or concerns.