So your doctor has recommended that you purchase Jobst compression stockings, medical legwear, or hose. If you’re a first time buyer, you might be scratching your head, wondering how to choose from the array of medical compression stockings available. Here’s a quick list of the info you need to buy your first pair of Jobst:
- Find out what strength of compression stockings you need.
Your doctor will tell you this measurement in mmHg. Mmhg stands for millimeter of mercury, a unit of measuring pressure. When it comes to compression stockings, mmHg refers to how tightly the elastic medical stockings support the veins in the leg. The higher the mmHg number, the greater the graduated stocking will squeeze the patient’s leg.
- Check out the Jobst Stocking Size Chart.
You can find guidelines for choosing the correct size Jobst UltraSheer, Opaque, forMen and Relief compression Stockings.
To order knee high Jobst stockings, you’ll need an ankle and calf measurement. To order thigh high stockings, you’ll need an ankle, calf, and thigh measurement.
- Find a local retailer selling Jobst or order online.
For first time buyers, it’s a good idea to find a local retailer, so you can get fitted for your Jobst stockings by a professional. Jobst offers a search by zip code on their website to find local Jobst retailers.
You can also find a list of places to buy Jobst compression stockings online.
You can also buy Jobst stockings online at Amazon.com.