Medical compression stockings: How long should I wear them?

Information on wearing and usage duration of medical compression stockings

Medical compression stockings: How long should I wear them?

How long should I wear my compression stockings during the day and how often?

For the best therapy success, please wear and wash your medical compression stockings daily. Patients withvenous ailments and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) wear their medical compression stockings from morning to the evening for their entire lives. This also applies to patients with lymphoedema andlipoedema

Compression therapy should also be initiated for acute symptoms, such as venous inflammation, or after venous surgery (varicose vein removal, varicose vein sclerotherapy). The duration of therapy is determined by your attending doctor.

Should I also wear my medical compression stockings overnight in bed?

Please remove your medical compression stockings when you go to sleep. Your venous and lymphatic system does not work against gravity when you lie down. This facilitates the drainage of blood and lymph. In addition, skin regenerates overnight – you can support this process with the skincare product medi night

Exceptions: After surgery in the hospital, thrombosis prophylaxis with medical thrombosis prophylaxis stockings must not be interrupted even overnight. During bed rest and while the calf muscle pump is not active, the risk is too great: A blot clot may form and can result in a lung embolism.

Do medical compression stockings lose their effect?

Medical compression stockings that are worn and washed daily maintain their effect for about six months. Afterwards, the compression effect of the material slowly falls. Therefore, if medically necessary, the patient is generally eligible for a new treatment after half a year.