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Product Description & Benefits: Offering a fashion hosiery look and quality at a value-oriented price, the Mediven Elegance Calf High Sheer Support Stocking (16-20 mmHg) - Open toe - is an innovative sheer compression stocking that is not only effective, but also comfortable to wear and looks great. With the help of new techniques such as an air-permeable knit and the latest hybrid microfiber, these therapeutic stockings provide effectiveness, resiliency and comfort for tired and aching legs. This mild compression is an excellent introduction to compression therapy. Designed for patients who are self-treating with mild venous disorders or currently wearing anti-embolism products, these stockings incorporate the latest knitting technology and graduated therapeutic compression.
Medi’s Elegance Stockings are lightweight and made from hypoallergenic materials. The stockings are breathable and keep the wearer cool and dry, all day long. For a long lasting stocking, the sole is reinforced with a discreet fitted heel and toe to complement this popular style.
MediSilk’s exceptional uniformity, round profile and tensile strength is made from an innovative spandex yard and is an ideal choice for Mediven’s technically advanced computer-knit compression products. The secret of the fabric lies in its outstanding natural elasticity which maintains the original compression and offers a softer silhouette. Mediven Elegance's soft and elastic knit makes these stockings easy to apply and with reasonable care, these stockings will last for at least 6 months without losing their medical compression values.
Mediven is a worldwide leader in the medical compression therapy industry for over 80 years helping and treating patients with venous disease. Every Mediven product meets the highest industry standards, including:
Testing at North Carolina State University College of Textiles
Compression Certification by the Hohenstein Institute
Medi’s own Quality Assurance testing protocol
Providing comfort and durability, Mediven Elegance Calf High Sheer Support Stockings 16-20 mmHg, are recommended for conditions such as tired, achy legs, leg/ankle pain and discomfort, mild ankle swelling (edema), and for people who are standing and sitting for long hours. These socks are also recommended for preventing and treating venous symptoms and for reducing the progression towards varicose veins. These graduated support socks help promote better blood flow and circulation and relieve tired, aching legs due to reduced circulation and long periods of standing and sitting. In addition to reducing leg pain and discomfort, this graduated support sock garment also helps reduce mild ankle swelling (edema) by lessening the build-up of fluids. The support socks support and compress veins, which helps get your blood moving up the legs and back to the heart for better blood circulation. By increasing blood flow back to the heart and reducing pressure on the veins, these stockings help prevent and treat venous symptoms and varicose veins.
Compression Levels: This garment is available in 16-20 mmHg compression levels.
Instructions For Use: It is recommended to put your garment on dry skin and to put the garment on right when you first get up from bed when swelling is minimal. You should remove your jewelry, rings, and watches before applying your garment to avoid damaging it. You may want to wear rubber or vinyl gloves such as Sigvaris Rubber Gloves to prevent fingernails from damaging the fabric or avoid pressing your fingernails into the stitching. To pull up the garment, place your thumbs inside and gather the fabric, then place your foot in the garment and adjust the knee and toe areas. Gently pull up the garment, keeping the garment as straight as possible. Avoid rolling, twisting or overstretching the fabric. If you usually apply moisturizer to your legs or arms, it is better to moisturize the skin in the evening rather than just before putting on your garment in the morning. Remove your garment before going to bed.
Measuring Myself Correctly & Getting The Right Size: Knowing how to measure yourself correctly and getting the right size for your garment is the most crucial step of selecting the proper garment. For this reason, please view the Size Chart (and read the measuring tips) associated with this product.
Mediven Sizing System Ensures Precise Custom-Like Fit: Medical experts all agree that the key to therapeutic effectiveness is a precisely-fitted medical compression stocking. Mediven understands that all patients are different. Each individual has a unique size and compression need. That is why we offer the most complete range of sizes and styles available in ready-made stockings. 98% of our patients can be fitted accurately; the other patients may be fitted with our special custom-made stockings. Mediven Elegance is available in seven sizes for a more exact fit. View the Size Chart (and read the measuring tips) associated with this product.
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Garment Care: Proper care will increase the life of your garment. Mediven stockings are designed to be suitable for machine washing and tumble drying to simplify daily care. You can also hand wash your garment with warm water and mild soap or detergent. The Easy Care Kit sold in our Store includes a bottle washing solution made especially for this type of garment, a pair of rubber gloves for handling the garment, and a laundry bag. Daily washing can extend the life of the garment. Avoid chlorine bleach, fabric softeners, or products such as Woolite. If you’re using a laundry machine, placing the garment in a mesh laundry bag will help protect it while it is in the machine. To rinse off, you may use warm water. You may roll the garment in a towel to remove excess moisture and lay the garment flat or hang to dry. However, you should not wring or twist the garment. While dryers are not recommended, if you must use a dryer then the garment could be dried on a delicate setting or low heat. Avoid ironing or dry cleaning the garment.
Garment Life: The garment is usually replaced every 3-6 months depending on how often you are wearing the garment and how you are caring for it. Typically, if your garment becomes easy to put on, it likely needs to be replaced.
Important Healthy Tips: As you may need to wear your garment everyday and/or frequently, it is a good idea to purchase 2 garments. Having two garments will enable you to always have a freshly clean garment, while the soiled one is being washed. When you wear this garment for the first time, you may notice that it is very tight. You may want to wear your garment gradually (or as directed by your physician), such as a few hours the first day and then gradually increasing the number of hours you wear the garment each day until it feels comfortable for you to wear the garment throughout the day. Wearing your garment consistently - everyday and/or frequently - is necessary for a variety of health conditions, as it is a therapy for a condition that you may be treating. For certain conditions, not wearing your garment might actually worsen the condition.
Relevant Conditions & Recommendations: Tired, achy legs, Leg/ankle pain and discomfort, Mild ankle swelling (edema), Venous symptoms, Varicose Veins, People who are standing and sitting for long hours (i.e. health care professionals, factory employees, waitresses, waiters, restaurant professionals, cashiers, airline employees, etc.).