How to get compression products

Do you know what to do when you first notice leg symptoms or the first signs of venous problems? Follow these three steps to get a compression product that best fits your needs. It is recommended that you see your physician who will give you a prescription for the proper compression socks or stocking for you.

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Medical compression

1. Get a prescription

  • See a doctor if you are experiencing pain, swelling, varicose or spider veins, or any other leg symptoms as these may be signs of a venous disorder.
  • A diagnosis is usually painless, easy, and uses methods such as visual and physical examination or an ultrasound.
  • Receive a prescription that outlines specific therapy measures. The therapy needed will vary depending on your individual needs and will most likely include a prescription for compression products.

2. See a fitter

  • Find your nearest Sigvaris retailer (this may be a medical equipment business, a pharmacy, or a clinic). Our dealer locator can help.
  • Visit the retailer to get a professional fit. Some of our retailers have certified fitters on staff who will take specific measurements of your leg or arm, depending on the compression product you need. 

3. Purchase your product 

  • Purchase your product at the retailer or order compression socks, stockings or other products online or through your local retailer.
  • The retailer can order any Sigvaris product for you, even if they do not have the specific product in stock. It may just take a few days to arrive.
  • Do not be tempted to purchase products with compression levels above or below your prescribed .

Therapeutic, well-being, travel, maternity, sporty socks and stockings

You can buy compression socks and stockings without a prescription at a retailer or online. 

Sigvaris products with lower compression levels are often worn for well-being purposes. If you have tired, mild swelling or heavy legs, or a lifestyle need, then compression socks and stockings can help. Compression improves circulation and alleviates symptoms.


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