How do I care for my compression socks?  | Sigvaris Canada

Compression garments of all kinds – from stockings to socks to inelastic wraps – will maintain their effectiveness and attractiveness when they are treated and washed as recommended.

How do I care for my compression socks?  | Sigvaris Canada

How to clean compression stockings

  • Hand washing is recommended, but you may machine wash on the gentle cycle with the garment turned inside out.
  • Use lukewarm water and a mild detergent. (We suggest Sigvaris Washing Solution.)
  • To protect the garment, we recommend turning the garment inside out before washing.
  • Do not use bleach or fabric softeners.
  • Rinse well and air dry. (Avoid tumble drying.)

 

How to clean inelastic wraps and liners

  • Close any hook and loop tabs before washing.
  • To protect the garment, place in a mesh laundry bag for washing.
  • Machine wash on the gentle cycle using a mild detergent.
  • Do not use bleach or fabric softeners.
  • Tumble dry on low heat setting. Air drying is recommended to preserve the life of the garment.
  • Your inelastic wrap device should be washed as often as needed.

Caring for your liners

  • Machine wash on gentle cycle using a mild detergent.
  • Do not use bleach or fabric softeners.
  • Tumble dry on low heat setting. Air drying is recommended to preserve the life of the garment.

Further reading

How to get compression products

How to get compression products

What to do when you start having first signs of a venous disease or after you have been diagnosed? Just follow our three steps to get a compression product that best fits your needs. Most of our medical products require either a medical prescription or a professional fitting at a retailer of your choosing. It is recommended that you see your physician who will give you a prescription for the proper compression socks or stocking for you.
How to put on and take off compression stockings

How to put on and take off compression stockings

Watch the recommended ways for putting on compression socks and stockings. You will also find helpful hints and tips.
What is compression therapy?

What is compression therapy?

Medical compression therapy applies a type of elastic device on limbs or other body parts to exert a controlled pressure on them. Thereby, the device squeezes the vein walls together and improves the circulatory rate. Medical compression also helps with reduction of edema and recreates conditions beneficial for the healing of chronic inflammatory disorders.
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