Amid a plethora of compression socks, the buyer is always on the fence. Here, we are all set to solve this chick-and-egg riddle. Stay with us and know which compression socks are to buy without making any fuss.
Measure Your Leg
Measurement of your leg is the main key point that gives way to viable selection. The measurement can be done in the following few steps with the help of measuring tape, ruler, or string. Let's move on to the steps.
At each circumferential point, whether calf, ankle, or thigh, mark with a non-permanent and non-toxic marker.
Measure the length from the ground to the marked point. Please write it down.
Then search for the narrowest curve of the ankle, measure the circumference, and jot it down as "ankle circumference."
Now select the most significant part of the calf, get it measured too. Write it as "calf measurement." The most important part can be analyzed by assessing the calf's peak, middle, and base.
Put your shoes off and measure the whole length of the leg right from the ground to the bend of the knee.
Precise measurement is necessary as the incorrect size would be either uncomfortable or ineffective. Write this measurement as "length measurement."
High-high compression socks also require the correct measurement of your whole leg, including the thigh part. Measure it too if you intend to buy this variant.
Now compare all these measurements to any proper sizing chart; your ideal compression stocking will come forth in an instant.
A standard compression stockings chart is as follows:
Ankle Circumference: 7 – 10 inches
Calf Circumference: 11 – 18 inches
Men's Small: 4 – 7 inches
Men's Medium: 7 – 10 inches
Men's Large: 9.5 -12 inches
Men's Extra Large: 13 – 14 inches
Women's Small: 5 – 8 inches
Women's Medium: 8 – 11 inches
Women's Large: 11 – 14 inches
Women's Extra Large: >15 inches
Finalizing Magical Pair
Going by these calculations, we are damn sure that you would get the most right pair of stockings made only for you. If you fumble with numbers, let the task be delegated to someone else, ideally to a trained medical professional or seamstress. This way, the right product is waiting for you. Grab it!