Additional Information Provided by the Manufacturer:
UltraSheer compression hosiery looks and feels too good to be therapy.
When redesigning UltraSheer, we did extensive market research with existing patients to ensure we kept all the attributes they loved about UltraSheer. We found that patients truly enjoyed their existing UltraSheer, but were delighted to have enhanced comfort. The end result is we feel that the new and improved UltraSheer...Looks and Feels too Good to Be Therapy
JOBST UltraSheer are the ideal combination of therapeutic efficacy and fashionable appearance.
Machine washable in lukewarm water. Do not bleach, tumble dry, dry clean or iron.
When to take measurements:
It is important that the edema is at its most reduced state. Most often this is found first thing in the morning or at the end of treatment.
How to take length measurements:
Length measurements should be taken from each circumference. It is recommended that you mark the leg with a non-permanent, non-toxic marker at each circumference measurement made.
The length measurement is then taken even with the floor, along the inside of the leg, up to each circumference point.
Many factors contribute to the overall health of our legs: heredity, weight, age, diet and activity level. But it's the internal function of the legs that also plays an important role: calf muscles, arteries, veins, and vein valves--the internal highway of blood and oxygen flow.
The flow of blood in the veins is assisted by a series of one-way valves. The valves remain open when the blood flows toward the heart, and then closed after blood passes through. Over time, an increase in pressure can stretch the vein walls. If a vein becomes enlarged and over-stretched the valves cannot close properly, causing blood to leak back down into the lower legs, resulting in poor circulation.
If this happens you may begin to develop symptoms, such as:
Using Compression Therapy:
Graduated compression stockings and socks are important to leg health. They help minimize muscle aches, swelling, and symptoms of fatigue. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle will strengthen your legs, but wearing graduated compression stockings or socks will support the internal function of the veins.
Don't forget the Jolastic Wash to help ensure your hosiery last for 4-6 months.