We carry the top compression brands:
Jobst, Juzo, Core-Spun, TheraFirm, Sigvaris, Solaris and Activa
Join our compression club!
Stop in to be measured and we will document your measurements and purchases for future visits. We will provide you with a membership card and you may receive discounts on your future purchases of compression stockings!
For more information on the compression club give us a call or visit the store and speak with our associates!
*Some restrictions apply*
Compression socks must fit properly to be effective. At Charron Medical Equipment we measure you to get the right fit. If you are not able to come in or need to purchase stockings for someone else, you can use this handy chart.
If you have any questions please call the store and we can walk you through the process!
Our associates will interpret the measurements provided to determine which size would provide the best fit!
There are two types of compression stockings: Gradient & Anti-embolism.
Gradient Compression Stockings
- For patients who are active and walking.
- Delivers a squeezing to the leg that is tightest at the ankle.
- compression gradually decreases up the leg.
- compression, generally expressed in mmHg (millimeters of mercury).
- Worn by those who are ambulatory in most cases,
- Assist the calf muscles to perform their pumping action more efficiently to return blood to the heart.
Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings
- For bed rest (patients that are immobile)
- Stockings are commonly referred to as TED hose, short for ThromboEmbolism-Deterrent hose.
- Used to support the venous and lymphatic drainage of the leg in non-ambulatory patients.
- Like gradient compression stockings, anti-embolism stockings deliver a distributed amount of compression at the ankle and up the leg.
- To help prevent formation of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
- To promote increased blood flow velocity in the legs by compression of the deep venous system.
***Stockings are not recommended for patients with the following:
- Any local leg condition in which stockings would interfere, such as: dermatitis, vein ligation (immediately postoperative),
- gangrene, or recent skin graft.
- Severe arteriosclerosis or other ischemic vascular disease.
- Massive edema of legs or pulmonary edema from congestive heart failure.
- Extreme deformity of leg.
What Compression Is Right for Me?
- 8-15mmHg (Mild) Tired, aching legs. Minor ankle, leg and foot swelling.
- 18mmHg: For patients that are bed ridden.
- 15-20mmHg (Moderate) Minor varicosities. Minor ankle, leg and foot swelling. Minor varicosities during pregnancy. Postsclerotherapy.
- 20-30mmHg (Firm) Moderate to severe varicosities. Moderate edema. Moderate to severe varicosities pregnancy. Post sclerotherapy. Helps prevent recurrence of venous ulcerations. Superficial thrombophlebitis. Post surgical.
- 30-40mmHg (Extra Firm) Severe varicosities. Severe edema, Lymphatic edema. Chronic venous insufficiency. Post sclerotherapy. Helps prevent recurrence of venous ulcerations, manages active venous ulcerations. Orthostatic hypotension. Post surgical. DVT/post thrombotic syndrome.
- How to put on Compression.