SIGVARIS® Compression Stocking Therapy2022-06-13T11:01:50-04:00
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SIGVARIS® Compression Stocking Therapy

SIGVARIS® Compression Stocking Therapy

Graduated socks or stockings support your veins and increase circulation, reducing swelling and the feeling of tired, achy legs.

What is compression therapy?

Compression therapy is the application of external pressure to the limb to reduce venous pressure within the limb. Compression is most significant at the ankle, gradually decreasing up the leg. Wearing graduated socks or stockings will support your veins and increase circulation, reducing swelling and the feeling of tired, achy legs. To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed.

The heart pumps blood against gravity up the veins of the legs. As a person walks, the contraction and relaxation of the calf muscles around the veins are necessary to help move blood toward the heart.

Some people have an inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves, which creates additional challenges to the venous circulation. Wearing SIGVARIS® compression socks or stockings is vital for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory problems, especially for individuals who are at risk. The compression socks help to ensure your veins and vein walls are supported through active compression.

Types of compression stockings:

SIGVARIS® offers a wide range of stockings designed to promote healthy legs.

SIGVARIS® Medical Collection (Prescription) 20-30, 30-40, 40-50 & 50-60mmHg:

This collection is designed to ensure correct fit and accurate compression, resulting in optimum therapeutic benefits and greater wearing comfort. The medical collection products are designed to fit various lifestyles. They are best suited for those with chronic venous disorders, edema, stasis, skin changes, and those who have had or will be having a vein procedure.

SIGVARIS® Well Being Collection:

This collection offers support therapy in 15-20mmHg (level of compression).


These stockings use the basic principle of true graduated compression with the most substantial pressure at the ankle. When blood is properly circulated, it restores much-needed oxygen and nutrients to tired muscles that have been deprived during a workout. SIGVARIS® Sports products help muscles regenerate more efficiently and to remove any lactic acid that has built up.

Consult your physician to obtain a prescription for the appropriate SIGVARIS® product and compression strength for your condition. Call our office and schedule an appointment with one of our SIGVARIS® Certified fitters. We will take the proper measurements to ensure the correct fit of your SIGVARIS® garment, as well as instruct proper donning and doffing (taking stockings on & off) and care techniques.

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We carry various socks designed specifically with Diabetes in mind.

  • The Paradigm Seamless Diabetic Sock and Edema Sock is knit with a unique expandable leg that provides consistent comfort from the low profile toe seam to the very top of the cuff. It is designed to accommodate almost any size leg and not restrict the wearer’s vascular circulation. The combination of the miracle stretch fibres and the specialized knitting process provides maximum adherence on the leg to resist slipping.
  • SIGVARIS® Unisex Eversoft Diabetic Compression Socks feature a non-binding band, flat toe seam, soft padding for the foot, and includes the drirelease® yarn that wicks moisture away from the skin.

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