SolvaCare compression stockings
SolvaCare compression stockings were developed in 2008 by a team of vascular scientists and vascular surgeons from London University College, using new technical insights.
The stockings are fitted with a pressure profile that ensures better blood flow in the lower legs. And with just four sizes, a compression stocking is available for almost everyone, guaranteeing a good pressure flow from ankle to calf.
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What do the stockings do?
The heart pumps blood through our body. On the way to the legs, it releases oxygen to muscles and organs. On the way back, the blood collects waste to be disposed of. If you sit still or have to stand for too long, your circulation has trouble pumping the blood upwards, against gravity. Wearing these compression stockings improves your circulation. They also stimulate the lymphatic system, which results in less fluid retention in the ankles.
Feeling tired or heavy
The effectiveness of SolvaCare compression stockings lies in their specific pressure profile. This profile improves blood flow in the leg. The pressure applied by the stocking on the leg is higher at the ankle and decreases towards the knee. The blood is ‘helped’ to flow back through the leg. This is the exact benefit drawn by people with tired legs, varicose veins and swollen ankles, which counteracts a tired or heavy feeling in the leg.
SolvaCare compression stockings use a scientifically proven pressure profile, based on research by Professor Irwin Sigel. In 1975, he scientifically demonstrated that this profile optimises blood flow in the deeper veins of the leg. In 1980, the findings were confirmed by research by Lawrence and Kakkar, two UK scientists. Medical compression stockings use millimetres of mercury (mmHg) as their unit of measurement. The pressure on the ankle is 18 mmHg, on the calf it is 14 mmHg.
Four different sizes
A unique feature of SolvaCare compression stockings is that this optimum pressure profile is available to almost all people due to the distinction in only four different sizes. The size is easily determined by measuring the size of the ankle, thus guaranteeing the correct functioning of the compression stocking.
SolvaCare compression stockings comply with the strict NICE guidelines issued for the use of medical devices. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health.
The stockings can be machine washed at a maximum temperature of 75°C. The effective compression profile is guaranteed for up to 15 washes. Machine drying the stockings will shorten their lifespan. It is best to dry the stockings on a clothesline or drying rack. Do not hang the compression stockings to dry over a heater or other heat source.