Compression stocking accessories can help maintain the life of your medical compression garments while preventing snags and tears in the material. Donning compression socks can be difficult for anyone with limited dexterity and especially with higher compression levels. There are several types of stocking aids that allow you to guide socks or hosiery over the legs without bending at the hip. Devices like the Sigvaris Doff N Donner and Jobst Stocking Donner are popular because they require less strength and effort to use compared with donning gloves.
Sigvaris has a great selection of compression stockings in a range of compression levels and colors. Sigvaris stockings like the Select Comfort and Midtown Microfiber lines are designed to improve circulation in those with moderate to more severe venous issues or who have recently undergone a vein procedure. The Casual Cotton and Access lines are ideal for extended sitting while traveling and for preventing mild swelling or symptoms such as tired, aching legs from developing into more serious issues.
Jobst is another popular manufacturer of support stockings and legwear. There are several different styles of Jobst compression socks available in a range of lengths and compression levels, such as SensiFoot socks for diabetic feet. While cleaning your compression legwear may not be nearly as hard as donning them, stockings should be hand-washed with a washing solution that is made to help preserve stockings, such as the Jobst Jolastic washing solution.
Knowing how to measure for compression socks can be difficult with the differences between brands but our sizing guide can assist you in finding the best compression stockings for your individual needs and preferences. Our wear and care tips has helpful advice for getting the most out of your compression legwear and information on how to wash compression socks. Washing solutions preserve stockings from ripping or breaking down because they are formulated without harsh cleansers like phosphate.