Elastic compression is the oldest way to help prevent varicose diseases and their complications. It is based on the application of bandages to the lower limbs, effective in reducing swelling of the legs caused by venous and lymphatic insufficiencies.
Elastic stockings compress the surface veins and microcirculation. They push blood from surface veins into the deep venous tract that has normal circulatory functions. The simplist way of understanding this mechanism is to say that elastic compression has a real "pump effect". Compression is the force exerted by the tights as they compress the leg, improve the pump effect who favours blood circulation.
Compression is measured in predetermined points and is expressed in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). When speaking of compression we specify graduated compression that decreases as we go up the leg. The highest compression value is low down, and, in particular, at the ankle.
Deniers indicate the cross section (diameter) of the thread used to weave stockings and tights. The lower the denier the lighter and more transparent the tights. The higher the denier the more compact, stronger and sturdier the weave, making the tights less sheer.
We offer a range of preventative and therapeutic stockings and tights in both open and closed toes in various styles and colours for both men and women. Our products are classified by compression class in accordance with the table below approved by the European Standardization Committee (CEN standards).
|A||Preventative||10-14||Flight socks, swollen legs, telengiectasia, mild edemas.|
|1 L||Light||15-17||Flight socks, varicose veins, acrocyanosis, post telangiectasia sclerotherapy.|
|1 S||Strong||18-21||Truncal varicose veins, varicose veins with important edemas, varicose vein surgical removal, post sclerotherapy, foot and knee arthrosis.|
Post thrombosis syndrome, during treatment of venous ulcers, post-trauma syndrome, angiodisplasia, deep venous thrombosis, deep venous insufficiency, reversible lymphedema, lipedema.