What are compression stockings? The benefit?
TXG compression stockings are not only so-called the “slim-legs stockings” or “elastic stockings” on market, but computed graduated compression wear to the lower legs of our body.
Basing on hydrodynamics, the blood flows from high pressures to lower ones. The compression stockings create the highest pressure on ankles, reducing upward gradually and create a pushing force to central body and heart.
The circulation system of human body starts from the heart. The blood is pushed into arteries, arterioles and capillaries, and flowing back by muscle contraction and valves among veins. The fluid pressure on our feet begins to increase after we leaving our bed with time, and return to lower pressure when going back to bed or raising up our legs.
People who are used to sitting, standing or wearing high-heeled for a long period of time, with swollen turnip or varicose legs are often related to high fluid pressure on feet and worse circulation.
The gravity can be easily rid off with our compression stockings as raising up your legs or doing SPA all the time.(Top)
Who needs to wear compression stockings?
- A person who wants to take more care of your health.
- Workers who are often moving heavy staffs.
- Drivers or travelers for more than three hours.
- A person who don’t like varicose veins.
- A person who usually has physical exercise.
- A person who lacks of physical exercise.
- Ladies who want to have beautiful legs and say goodbye to swollen legs.(Top)
What are the differences between Denier and mmHg?
There is a controversy to many compression stockings products in market. The correct measure unit for compression stockings is mmHg, a standard universal pressure unit, not denier (D, Den).
The compression of the compression stockings must be measured by professional scientific instrument with the criteria of gradient compression: B point (thinnest girth of the ankles) to D point (2 inches below the knees).
Denier is the measure of diameters of synthetic fibers for textile industry. The unit is defined as kilograms of the fibers per 9000 meters. The heavier denier means the heavier and thicker of the fibers but variable with different manufactories. The compression stockings with no graduated compression oppress the legs and block the natural blood flow on this oppression region as tourniquet. There is news saying someone had to amputate a limb because of wearing 500D non-graduated compression stockings.
People who have varicose veins must consult your doctor and wear graduated compression stockings under doctor’s direction.(Top)
How to choose compression stockings suit to me?
First and most important thing is to choose “correct” compression stockings which passed all examination of compression testers.
Are TXG compression stockings the same with varicose stockings?
Yes, they have the same scientific principles of graduate compression helping blood flow back to heart and therefore reducing fluid pressure of the feet.
However, varicose stockings are mainly designed to those who have varicose veins as medical equipment with more than 30mmHg compression.
TXG compression wear has lower compression but meet to more people’s requirement to help them taking more care of their feet health.
We have three compression levels for your:
10-15mmHg is defined as gentle compression and designed for compression wear beginners. It’s helpful to reduce the fatigue and ache of your legs.
15-20mmHg is defined as moderate compression and designed for sitting, standing, traveling for a long period of time. This compression is tested as the most comfortable and effective compression level.
20-30mmHg is defined as firm compression and designed for workers, varicose veins and pregnant women.
How long should I wear my compression stockings? Can I wear them at night?
It’s suggested to wear compression stockings before leaving the bed in the morning because the fluid pressure is still below normal threshold. In addition, you can wear your compression stockings all the day before taking a bath.
We DO NOT recommend you to wear them for sleeping because it’s time to totally relax for our body.(Top)
Is it the same with leg-slim socks in market?
Generally speaking, the leg-slim socks in market are not graduate compression stockings with the measuring unit of “denier”. These non-graduated compression stockings are able to create visually slim legs but not good to your foot health. Wearing really graduated compression stockings are able to reduce the edema of your legs and promote the blood circulation to increase metabolism and therefore slim your legs.(Top)
Why you should put on compression wear while sporting?
The muscles in our feet work like a pump pushing the blood back to our heart while doing exercise but are easily get injuries as pulled muscle or edema in lower limbs.
Our feet suffer heavy pressure form gravity and expose to the dangers of twisted ankles, pulled muscles, pain and ache. At the first stage of doing exercise, the contractions of muscles are indeed helpful sending a large mount of blood back to our heart. However, the muscles begin to get tired and the fluid pressure begins to accumulate on our legs.
The benefit of wearing compression stockings while sporting:
1. Graduated compression help muscle to put the blood flow back to pivot circulation system and reduce the fluid pressure on feet.
2. Support muscle and reduce the accumulation of lactic acid.
3. Easing the suffering pressure from feet.
4. Reducing the bad situation: swollen, painful, edema, and tired legs.
5. Making you feel light of your feet.(Top)
Why compression stockings work for flat-footed?
Flat-footed people intend to feel unstable or tired easily when walking or running because they lack the cushion and suffer more pressures compared to normal foot arch.
Our patented X-pattern support can protect the ankles and ease the pressure on foot arch.(Top)
Can I wear compression stockings having a varicose vein?
Yes, TXG compression socks are analogical to varicose stockings to reducing the fluid pressure on feet.
However, please consult your doctor first for better treatment and direction of wearing suitable compression wear.(Top)
Can diabetic patients wear compression stockings?
In the initial stage of diabetics, you can choose our “ Sensitive Foot ” series of compression stockings to help vein blood flow back and ease the pressure on feet.
The diabetics should pay more attention on the change of feet and take more care on feet health.
Can I buy the compression stockings without the doctors’ prescription?
The compression levels of TXG compression wear are configured for health care and not medical equipment. Therefore, you do not need to have prescription to have them! If you had varicose vein, you should see your doctor for suggestion of correct compression.(Top)
Who CAN NOT wear compression stockings?
Compression wears should not be worn if you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions:
- Congestive heart failure
- Advanced arterial disease
- Severe deep venous thrombosis
- Inflammation due to bacterial infection(Top)
Please consult with your doctor if compression stockings is suitable for you as the following:
- Sensitive skin
- Skin infections
- Weep dermatoses
- Neuropathy or insensitivity
- Physical immobility(Top)
Can I buy Gentleman series since I’m a woman and interested in Supima?
Yes, of course you can as long as you make a correct measuring on your ankle and lower leg girth and refer to our size chart.
How to put on compression socks as soon?
What should I pay attention before buying compression wears?
1. The compression units are “mmHg”, not “denier”.
2. Certified graduated compression is must have or buying a tourniquet.
The durability of your compression wears?
You should put on your compression wear everyday to find out the difference between wearing and not wearing. Basically, they are durable more than one year with three pairs of compression stockings if you have good usage and clear way.(Top)
How do I know if I had varicose veins?
You can do some self-examination.
Check if you have the following situations:
- Frequent painful, fatigue or tired on your legs.
- Standing or sitting for more than six hours.
- Work with heaving loading or under high temperature.
- Intend to cross your legs or put on high-heeled shoes frequently.
- Constipation or family blood diseases.
If you had meet many criteria of the above situations, you are the dangerous population of varicose veins. You should consult your doctor and take more care of your foot health. (Top)
How to choose socks for diabetics?
Besides following doctors’ treatment, diabetics are recommended to wear compression stockings to promote the blood circulation and prevent bacterial infection in the initial stage of diabetics.
If diabetic foot were detected, foot care must be done well.
The color of the socks must be chosen as white or light colors for detection of wounds for unconscious foot.
The natural cotton fibers should be avoid for contaminated area and bacterial propagation.