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Many women have no idea what is the difference between conventional and compression stockings. In appearance, they are absolutely identical. But the effect of compression is difficult to underestimate. They have replaced not very comfortable elastic bandages and are made of special materials that have a therapeutic effect on the legs. The stockings are hypoallergenic, breathable and have no seams. They apply pressure with different strengths: the maximum is in the ankles, the average is in the lower leg, and the minimum is in the knees and hips. The dense material wraps around the lower leg, constantly tightening muscles and making it easier for blood to flow to the heart. As a result, swelling is reduced and blood clots are prevented. The main indications for wearing medical underwear:
- violation of vascular blood circulation;
- venous insufficiency;
- swelling of the ankles, calves, legs in general;
- venous trophic ulcers;
- tiredness and heaviness in the legs;
- pain and cramps in the calf muscles.
Stockings are divided into three types: preventive, hospital and therapeutic. The first ones can be selected independently according to height and weight. They will keep the legs healthy and prevent the occurrence of serious diseases, they can be worn periodically or constantly. The second type must be worn before or after surgery or childbirth.
Medical stockings differ from each other in different degrees of compression:
- I – are prescribed at the initial stage of the disease and have a pressure of 18-21 mm Hg;
- II – pressure 23-32 mm Hg. Art., worn with varicose veins longer than 5 cm;
- III – compression is 34-46 mm Hg. Art., are prescribed in the late stages of venous diseases;
- IV – the highest level of pressure – 46-49 mm Hg. Art., are worn only after consultation with a phlebologist.
Compression stockings are recommended for athletes, medical workers, waiters, flight attendants, people who spend a long time in a sitting or standing position. During pregnancy, doctors advise not to give up special stockings or tights, which will help relieve tension from the legs and will prevent the development of diseases.
In our rating, we have collected the best manufacturers of compression underwear, which today are leaders in their segment.
Rating of the best compression stockings
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The German concern began its activities in the 20s of the last century with the production of women's underwear, and after a while a line for the production of compression hosiery was launched. Today the brand is one of the ten world leaders in the production of orthopedic products.
High quality products are confirmed by international certificates. All products are made using the best innovative technologies and solve problems of the musculoskeletal system, vessels and veins of the lower extremities. Compression stockings are especially popular, which have a therapeutic and preventive effect on edema, varicose veins, and heaviness in the legs.
The assortment includes a wide range of models and a variety of colors. The stockings have increased strength, provide air circulation, and have antimicrobial effect. Today, the company's products can be purchased in more than 125 countries around the world, including our country.
The company was founded in 1929 in Germany and was originally a small family business of making compression stockings. At the end of the last century, the Bauerfeind production complex was recognized as the most modern and technologically advanced in the world. In 2010, at the Vancouver Olympics, the company becomes an official partner of the Organizing Committee and provides support to all participants in the games.
Advanced technologies plus the knowledge and experience accumulated over almost a century of work allow us to create high-quality orthopedic products aimed at the treatment and prevention of various diseases.
Stockings are presented in a fairly wide range: there are models for women, men, as well as unisex. Insulated and thin products with open and closed cape are on sale. The size range allows you to choose a model based on the individual anatomical characteristics of a person, as well as on the degree of the disease. A variety of colors and styles will delight the fairer sex.
Another German brand included in our rating was founded in 1912, and already in 1919 it introduced new technologies for the production of compression underwear that had not yet been used by other companies. Today the main direction of Julius Zorn is the development, production and sale of premium class products for orthopedics and therapy worldwide, as well as the manufacture of medical fabrics with antibacterial silver threads.
Compression stockings are represented by prophylactic and therapeutic models, as well as products for wearing before and after surgery. All products have international and European quality certificates, are absolutely safe, hypoallergenic, suitable for people with sensitive skin.
The unique seamless technology and the use of natural safe threads allow the production of high-strength stockings to solve various problems, taking into account the highest requirements. They will provide maximum comfort even with prolonged wear, fit tightly on the leg, and do not form folds.
The brand from Switzerland is the world leader in the production of compression underwear and the oldest company, founded in 1864. Specializing only in this area, the product quality is brought to the ideal. The company's motto is: 'Make knitwear as flawless as a Swiss watch'.
The patented production technologies are considered the benchmark for medical underwear, from thread winding to packaging. Sigvaris compression stockings have been recognized as the best in their segment for the past 25 years. Knitwear is produced in 5 classes: medical from I to IV and prophylactic. The company produces the widest range of lingerie and occupies 1/3 of the world market.
The highest quality materials are used in the manufacture. It is elastane with double-scrolling polyamide, microfiber with antibacterial action, natural rubber threads. All products are distinguished by high compression properties, strength, hygroscopicity, absolute hypoallergenicity, durability.
The oldest brand from Germany, included in our rating, was created in 1928. It got its name by merging the first letters of the name and surname of its founder Otto Fankhnell. The company develops new technologies and improves the quality of compression hosiery year after year. It was her who created an elastomer – a synthetic material for the production of elastic medical stockings. It was her specialists who integrated micromicelles with aloe vera into tissues.
The quality of the goods is confirmed by European and international certificates, and the CE marking is a medical passport for the products and complies with all regulations. There are several lines of compression stockings. Memory – elegant products with lace elasticity repeat the anatomical structure of the legs, they are breathable and contain microfiber.
Knitwear with innovative Memory Aloe Vera technology protects against dryness and irritation. There is a wide selection of preventive stockings of various styles and colors.
For more than 20 years, the domestic company has been producing compression underwear, the quality of which meets European and Russian standards. Raw materials for the manufacture of products are purchased from Switzerland and Germany. Production is carried out according to strict technical documentation with mandatory verification of finished products. That is why jersey retains its properties for a long time and is worn for a long time.
'Intex' stockings are presented by the I and II class preventive and curative models. They are hypoallergenic, do not cause irritation, do not create discomfort when worn. Lycra and polyamide are used as materials for production. The wide silicone elastic band securely fixes the product on the leg, repeating the anatomical shape and creating the necessary therapeutic or prophylactic effect.
With proper care and use, the laundry will last 6 months or more. The main feature: unlike the products of the brands presented above, domestic products are distinguished by affordable prices.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.