Class 3 Compression Stockings
Class 3 Compression Stockings
Class 3 compression stockings provide a strong compression of 34-46 mmHg. This grade of medical compression is prescribed by doctors for advanced conditions.
Things to keep in mind while buying class 3 compression stockings
Since this class of compression delivers such high compression, it is recommended to wear it only under the guidance of a doctor. To get the correct amount of compression, wearing the correct size is essential. The fit of the garment will have a significant impact on your experience and the advantages you obtain from the compression stockings. Therefore, it’s critical to ensure that your size is accurate — never guess, always measure!
Class 3 Compression Stockings- How Do They Work?
Medical compression stockings are ‘graduated’, which means the compression is strongest around the ankle and then progressively reduces going up the leg. This design supports the veins and promotes blood circulation.
Class 3 Compression Stockings And Their Uses
The following are the uses of Class 3 Compression stockings –
• Relief From Symptoms Of Serious Cases Of Varicose Veins
• Management of DVT and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
• Treatment of Active and Recurring Venous Leg Ulcers
• Relief from Lymphedema
Class 3 compression stockings for venous leg ulcers
Medical stockings with class 3 compression are recommended for managing active venous leg ulcers. Sigvaris Ulcer X Kit has been scientifically created for individuals with venous leg ulcers. This kit is made up of two elements: overstocking and understocking. Both these elements work together to give class 3 compression and enable faster healing.
The Sigvaris ulcer X Kit offers various advantages over standard bandages. Some of its features are:
• Provides controlled reproducible pressure
• Measured sizing for a superior fit
• The patented understocking can be worn in the night, keeping the wound dressing secure and in place while sleeping
• No damage to the wound when applied correctly
• Comfortable and discreet, even with shoes
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Class 3 Compression?
Medical compression stockings are available in various compression classes. The higher the grade/level the more the compression. Class 3 compression provides 34-46 mmHg of compression and is commonly used to treat advanced varicose veins, recurring or active venous ulcers and lymphedema.
What Is The Difference Between Class 3 and Class 2 Compression Stockings?
The main difference between class 3 and class 2 compression stockings is the amount of compression it provides. Class 3 compression socks give 34-46 mmHg of compression and class 2 compression socks give 23-32 mmHg of compression.
Class 3 compression gives more compression and is therefore used to treat more advanced conditions.
What Are Class 3 Compression Stockings Used For?
Class 3 compression is used for:
• Healing active and recurring venous ulcers
• Relief from symptoms of serious cases of varicose veins
• Management of severe post-traumatic oedema
• Management of DVT and post thrombotic syndrome
• Relief from symptoms of lymphoedema
How Many Hours A Day Should I Wear Compression Stockings?
Compression stockings can be worn throughout the day, but it is recommended to take them off before going to bed at night. If you are new to wearing compression socks, start by wearing them for a few hours in the day and gradually increase the time. We recommend following the directions of your
doctor while using medical compression socks as they are aware of your condition and its severity.