A Compression Sock as a Better Bandage

July 13, 2020

Summertime is for sandals, and if you are like me, cuts, scrapes, and stubbed toes are inevitable after a long weekend at a beach or lake.

This July 4th, I somehow managed to slice the bottom of my big toe while at a dock on Lake Oswego in Oregon. After a quick visit to an urgent care, I struggled with keeping the bandage dry and clean. Since my big toe was cut on a lake, the doctor was worried about infection – vibrio vulnificus to be exact. Later I heard it called the flesh-eating bacteria.  

After two days of changing wet bandages that left a sticky residue on my toe, I turned to Vive Wear Medical Compression Socks. The baby alpaca socks wicked away moisture and were easy to remove, change, and wash every day, and the microcurrent created from the nanosilver and copper sped up the recovery of the wound.  I wore the compression socks directly over the cut (with no bandages) and was fully healed after 3 days!

For any future summertime trips, I will for sure have an extra pair of Vives in my med-kit!


What size compression sock is right for me?

Vive Wear Sizing Chart

Choose a sock size that will safely fit the largest foot, ankle and calf measurement.

CALF CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the widest part of the calf.

ANKLE CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the smallest part of the ankle just above the ankle bones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vive Wear®Compression Sock Size Chart

SIZE   S M L XL XXL
Calf Circumference Inches 10.5-13.0 13.0-15.0 14.0-15.5 15.0-18.0 17.5-21.5
  CM 27.0-32.0 33.0-38.0 36.0-40.0 38.0-46.0 45.0-55.0
Ankle Circumference Inches 7.5 - 8.5 8.0-10.0 9.0-11.0 10.0-12.5 11.5-14.0
  CM 19.0-22.0 21.0-25.0 23.0-28.0 26.0-32.0 30.0-36.0
Shoe Size  Inches 3.0 - 5.0 6.0 - 8.0 8.0-11.0 11.0-13.0 13.0-15.0

 

How to choose Prosthetic Shrinker sizing?

Choose a prosthetic shrinker size that will safely fit the calf and thigh circumference.

THIGH CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure 4 finger widths above the patella (knee cap)

CALF CIRCUMFERENCE
Measure at the widest part of the calf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vive Wear® below knee

Prosthetic Shrinker Size Chart

Compression 20-30 mmHg / Length 15-15 3/4” 38-40 cm

SIZE   IV / XL V / XXL VI / 3XL
Thigh Inches 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.5 19.5-22
  CM 40-45 45-50 50-56
Calf Inches 13.75-15.75 15.75-17.75 17.75-19.25
  CM 35-40 40-45 45-49