How often should I replace the ABSO201 stockings? Asked by Tina

we recomemend you replaced your compression socks between 4-6 months- this of course is dependent on how often you wear the items and how many items you have to reotate between 

Please recommend best practice to manually remove stockings to make sure they don't stretch out or damage. Asked by Miriam

To remove your compression stockings, simply fold it down until it gets stuck ( typically above the ankle). Using your thumb, slowly horn it down until it pops of your heel. Now you can allow the rest of it to slide off your foot

shipping options, how fast does it get here? Asked by LIZBETH

Shipping time is determined by many factors an example being the distance between your location and that of the manufacturer you are ordering from. Shipping can be between 4 and 10 days.

What fibers make up CoolMax? Is it mostly cotton? It is it mostly Lycra? Spandex? Something else? Asked by Gail

  • Moisture wicking

    Moisture wicking fabric keeps feet cool in warmer temperatures and warm in colder temperatures.

What is the difference between Firm and 20-30mmHg? Asked by Dora

No difference. Firm means 20-30mmHg compression.

Can you wash them in the washing machine -gentle cycle or only by hand? Dryer? Thank you. Asked by natasha

You can surely use a washing machine with a delicate setting in place as well as gentle detergent. Delicate setting in both wash and dry*. Hand washing with warm water is fine as well , with line drying. 

What are the differences between fabric styles?

Opaque: Nylon which is not “see-through”. More of a “Tights” look to them.

Sheer: A traditional “hose” look which is “see through”.

Microfiber: An opaque style with a more flexible and softer fabric weave than the “opaque”.

Cool Max: A more athletic style fabric with a blend of cotton, nylon and spandex. 

What Is Compression And What Are The Varying Levels?

Compression stockings are specially designed to apply pressure to your lower legs, helping to maintain blood flow and reduce discomfort and swelling. They may be prescribed by your GP if you have a condition that causes poor blood flow in your legs, such as: varicose veins (swollen and enlarged veins)

Light (8-15mmhg) Provides relief and minimizes tired achy legs and swelling.

Medium/Moderate (15-20mmhg) Ideal compression level used for those traveling long distances.

Firm (20-30mmhg) Helps prevent and relieve moderate to severe varicose veins, post-surgical treatment, severe edema and DVT.

X-Firm (30-40mmhg) Helps prevent and relieve severe varicose veins, post-surgical treatment, severe edema and DVT.

With summer coming, I was wondering if it would be ok to wear just the compression sleeve as apposed to a closed toe all day at work. I work in retail and spend most of the day on my feet. I find the open toe socks to be very uncomfortable and thought maybe a compression sleeve would be ok. It would be great to be able to wear sandals without a sock showing. Asked by Denise

Yes you can wear the compression sleeves. Most of out items do not have compression on the foot area, the compression starts at ankle and decreases as goes up the leg. The sleeves would provide what you need.

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