Use and care of medical compression stockings
Your doctor has prescribed you medical compression stockings. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers. The following pages will give you comprehensive advice and support in using medical compression stockings. If the following information does not answer your question, our Consumer Service will be happy to help and advise you.
If you ask the general public, medical compression stockings are often and incorrectly called elastic stockings or support stockings. Support stockings and compression stockings are two different products which are clearly distinguished from each other. Learn more here.
In general, the statutory health insurance funds reimburse two fittings per year. They cover a large part of the costs. If you wear and wash them every day, the compression pressure will slowly decrease. Find out more here.
The compression classes define how the pressure on the respective region of the body is when wearing compression stockings. Your doctor will know which of the four compression classes is right for you. More on the compression classes.
Medical compression stockings work by applying pressure – both for venous and for lymphatic and lipoedema conditions. That means they have to fit like a second skin. Therefore, it’s important that the stocking fits exactly. Learn more here.
Medical compression stockings are part of your everyday life as well as part of therapy. There’s a lot you can do to ensure that your stockings remain undamaged and fully effective until they are replaced in six months’ time. Learn more here.
Different clinical pictures require different material properties. Flat knot stockings, for example, have greater wall stability than round knit medical compression stockings. More on the differences between round and flat knit stockings.
People who stand and sit for longer periods, for example, will benefit from mJ-1. They are only suitable for people without vein disease because mJ-1 stockings are not an alternative to medical compression stockings. Learn more here.
Compression therapy with medical compression stockings is used for different forms of various clinical pictures and symptoms, for example for venous diseases or oedema. More on the use of compression therapy.
The material composition of the mediven medical compression stocking allows it to cool in warm temperatures, and insulate in the cold. More on thermal regulation in medical compression stockings with organic cotton.
Due to its fibre structure, organic cotton is particularly soft. As a result, the level of comfort offered by medical compression stockings with organic cotton is particularly high. More on the advantages of organic cotton.
Medical compression stockings made from recycled polyamide yarn have the same positive material properties as those made from traditional polyamide. The use of recycled polyamide is a measure intended to increase sustainability. More on compression stockings with recycled polyamide.
Among other things, pregnancy affects the blood composition and the leg veins. Medical compression stockings can offer relief from various complaints and reduce the risk of thrombosis during pregnancy. See all the important information about wearing medical compression stockings during pregnancy.