How do I know what size TED hose I need?

How to Take Measurements for Better TED Hose Sizing

  1. Measure the upper thigh circumference at gluteal furrow. (
  2. Measure the calf circumference at its widest part.
  3. Measure the entire leg measurement from gluteal furrow to the base of the heel, if you are keen on purchasing thigh-high or waist-high hosiery. (

How do you size support stockings?

  1. Step 1: Measure the circumference of the ankle at the narrowest part of the ankle, just above the ankle bone (Point B).
  2. Step 2: Measure the circumference of the calf at the widest part of the calf (Point C).
  3. Step 3: Measure the length of the calf (Point A-D).

What sizes do compression stockings come in?

Wide Fit Compression Stockings Size Chart

  • Ankle Circumference: 10 – 13 inches.
  • Calf Circumference: 14 – 23 inches.
  • Men’s Wide Fit Medium: 7 – 9.5 inches.
  • Men’s Wide Fit Large: 10 – 12.5 inches.
  • Men’s Wide Fit Extra Large: 13 – 15.5 inches.
  • Women’s Wide Fit Medium: 8 – 10.5 inches.
  • Women’s Wide Fit Large: 11 – 13.5 inches.

What does TED stockings stand for?

Thrombo-Embolus Deterrent
Thrombo-Embolus Deterrent (TED) Stockings are also. known as Compression Stockings or Anti-Embolism. Stockings and are specially designed stockings that help. reduce the risk of developing a deep vein thrombosis. (also referred to as a DVT) or blood clot in your lower leg.

How do I know what compression socks to buy?

Which one do I pick? The general rule of thumb is to ask yourself where the affected area is on your legs. If you have swelling only in your ankles, then a knee high sock should be sufficient. If you have swelling on or above the knee, consider a thigh high or pantyhose / waist high compression stocking.

Are TED hose and compression stockings the same?

Whereas TED hose are prescribed for non-ambulatory patients, compression socks are best suited for patients who are able to move around. Generally, compression socks are for patients with circulatory problems such as venous insufficiency, lymphedema and varicose veins.

How do you know what size compression stockings to buy?

Choose a sock size that will safely fit the largest foot, ankle and calf measurement. Measure at the widest part of the calf. Measure at the smallest part of the ankle just above the ankle bones.

Is it OK to wear TED hose to bed?

You should wear your compression stockings during the day and take them off before going to bed. Put them on again first thing in the morning. You should be given at least 2 stockings, or 2 pairs if you’re wearing them on both legs.

Are TED stockings on prescription?

They are ideal for tired, achy legs or for use during travel. A prescription is not required to purchase them.

How to determine the length of TED stockings?

Measure the distance from the bend of knee to bottom of heel to determine length. (If possible measure length in standing position). 1. Measure upper thigh circumference at the buttock fold. When thigh circumference measures greater than 91.4cm, select knee length style.

What are the different sizes of Ted hosiery?

Like other hosiery and footwear, TED hosiery come in a variety of sizes and styles; you can choose from compression stockings in ankle-high, knee-high, thigh-high or waist-high styles. They are also made with different materials which make them durable and enable them to provide effective compression pressure.

What’s the difference between TED stockings and compression socks?

T.E.D stockings help to enhance blood flow in the legs with the use of compression. TED Stockings (also known as “TED Hose” or “T.E.D. Socks”) are not the same as Compression Socks. There are some critical differences we need to address. First up, TED Hose are non ambulatory. Compression Stockings are Ambulatory.

Where do you put the heel of a TED hose?

Insert your hand into the hose as far as the heel pocket. Grasp the center of the heel pocket and turn the socks inside out to the heel area. Position the stocking over the foot and heel. Make sure that the heel is centered in the heel pocket.