The Right Gradient Compression Stockings?

Am I wearing the correct compression stockings?NO FEDERAL GUIDELINES

Did you know there are no governmental guidelines for gradient compression stockings! Are you wearing the right gradient compression stockings? Anyone can put the word “compression” on a pair of stockings? It is extremely important that you are buying your compression stockings from a reputable company and a reputable brand. Purchasing the wrong compression garments can create more problems than they ever solve, especially when dealing with lymphedema.


Once when I was working for a Durable Medical Supply Company, I had a woman come in to purchase a pair of stockings. She had brought with her a garbage bag full of stockings. She claimed she had paid over $200 for these compression stockings and none of them worked. What she really had was a bag full of garbage! In trying to save money purchasing cheaper gradient compression stockings, she ended up with a bag full of stockings that she could not wear, caused her pain and did more harm than good. When I properly fit her in good quality stockings she said, “Oh these feel so good, I wish I had come to you in the first place.”

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!Am I wearing the right compression stockings

Buying cheap compression stockings never saved anyone, any money! Testing done on some of these off brand stockings has proven that there really is a lot of discrepancy in the market. They have found stockings with the compression levels reversed, so that the compression would cause the fluid to move distally instead of proximally. They have also found stockings that did not have graduated compression, and many were labeled with incorrect compression levels.

Juzo, Jobst, Mediven and Sigvaris all make quality stockings that you can trust. Are you going to pay more for them? Yes, you most likely will! However would you rather pay for a good quality pair of stockings or pay $200 for a bag of garbage? As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for! You wouldn’t buy your prescription drugs from the back of a Sunday newspaper magazine, would you? Then why would you purchase your medical grade compression stockings there?


At The Compression Closet we take the mystery out of buying your compression garments. We make it as simple and as easy as possible for you to get the best compression for the best value. There are at least 70 different styles of knee high compression stocking made by the major manufactures. Juzo, Jobst, Mediven and Sigvaris, all make good stockings! One of our favorites for Edema and Lymphedema is the Juzo Dynamic stocking.


We believe the Juzo Dynamic stocking is one of the best circular knit compression stocking, at the best value on the market for lymphedema. We’ve tested and fit a lot of different compression garments for lymphedema over the years! We did the work so you wouldn’t have to go through all the trial and errors to find a good compression stocking. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other good stockings out there. However, we believe it is one of the best stocking for the best value and that is what The Compression Closet strives to provide for its customers.

THE CORRAm I wearing the right compression stockingsECT STOCKINGS!

Are you wearing the correct compression stocking? I hope so and I hope they are working well for you! Nothing works better or feels quite so good as wearing a good pair of quality compression stockings!

If you have any questions or comments about your compression stockings, please feel free to comment below. We would be happy to discuss your gradient compression stockings with you!

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