Everyone can benefit from wearing graduated compression stockings or socks. It is about finding the right stocking for your needs. Below is a recommendation chart for all types of graduated compression.
|Compression Class||Clinical Signs||Indications|
|Support Class (15 – 18mmHg)||C0||
|Class 1 (18 – 21mmHg)||C1||
|Class 2 (23 – 32mmHg)||C2, C3||
|Class 3 (34 – 46mmHg)||C4, C5||
|Class 4 (min 49mmHg)||C6||
Relative Contraindications: Oozing dermatoses, intolerance of stocking material, sensory loss of the extremity, advanced peripheral neuropathy (e.g. diabetes mellitus), rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Compression stockings must never be worn over an open wound. No liability is accepted in case of non-observance of these contraindications.
Absolute Contraindications: Advanced perhipheral arterial occlusive disease, septic phlebitis (inflammation of the vein caused by micro-organisms), phlegmasia coerulea dolens.
Please note: Some compression classes require a medical prescription from your doctor.