Why wear compression socks daily?

April 07, 2020

By providing pressure, graduated compression socks move blood from the feet to the heart. This decreases swelling in the foot and increases circulation. 

The two most important elements to maintaining proper lower limb blood flow are an active lifestyle and compression. As daily obstacles may inhibit activity, compression provides the saving grace for healthy foot and leg function. 

Most importantly, all of the advantages of wearing compression socks continue only with ongoing wear. 

What are the added benefits to compression?

Ever get cold feet? Compression can increase circulation by up to 40%. 

Ever have sweaty feet? The natural wicking properties of the alpaca and merino wool in Vive Wear Compression Socks move the sweat away from the foot and leg, keeping lower limbs dry in all temperatures. 


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