As a patient with
Pittsburgh PA, regular orders for compression garments may be a part
of your life, at least during the first part of your treatment. Once
you have worked with your Certified Pittsburgh PA Therapist (CLT) to
determine the right class of compression stockings for Pittsburgh PA,
your next step will be to purchase your garments.
If you live in a
larger city, you may find compression stockings for Pittsburgh PA at
a local medical equipment and supply store. Often this is a limited
selection and typically only one or perhaps two different brands in
the most common sizes and compression classes.
You may also find
the prices on compression stockings for Pittsburgh PA are more
expensive through brick and mortar types of retailers, and buying
online from a website offering Pittsburgh PA supplies is a more cost
effective option. These online retailers, at least the top companies,
will have an excellent selection of brands and styles, and they will
be delivered right to your door.
Both men and women should carefully consider their lifestyle when choosing the right style of compression stockings in Pittsburgh PA. Some compression socks are designed to wear in dress shoes while others are more designed as athletic socks.
There are also
open toed and close-toed designs, and some compression stockings for
Pittsburgh PA give you the option of choosing a toe preference.
compression stockings for Pittsburgh PA are sold by size just like
any other pair of socks. This can be in small to extra-large, or it
can be by actual foot size. Foot size is often a range such as 7-9 or
9-11, which translates into the small to extra-large categories.
It is important
when buying a new brand of compression stockings for Pittsburgh PA to
take measurements and compare it with the manufacturer’s sizing
chart. This chart and sizing information should be provided on the
It is recommended
to take the measurements in the morning before any swelling occurs,
and to measure the ankle and calf circumference. You should also sit
with your legs at a 90-degree angle and measure the distance from the
lower bend in your knee to the floor to obtain your calf length.
If you have any questions about the right size of compression stockings for Pittsburgh PA, talk to the online retailer “McArdle Surgical” or your CTL before making a purchase. Even if you are familiar with a brand, measuring before each purchase is important.