Notes from our Certified Fitters:
Always contact your physician and or therapist to determine the correct compression strength for your condition.
Additional Information Provided by the Manufacturer:
UltraSheer compression hosiery looks and feels too good to be therapy.
When redesigning UltraSheer, we did extensive market research with existing patients to ensure we kept all the attributes they loved about UltraSheer. We found that patients truly enjoyed their existing UltraSheer, but were delighted to have enhanced comfort. The end result is we feel that the new and improved UltraSheer...Looks and Feels too Good to Be Therapy
- Unparalleled Sheerness
- Brilliant Colors
- More Comfort
- Easier to Don
Beautifully sheerJOBST UltraSheer are beautifully sheer and lightweight medical compression hosiery that provides a stylish look. The unique use of uncovered spandex inlay yards, tightly wrapped knitting yarns and open stitches in the weave make it the sheerest stocking in its class.
JOBST UltraSheer are the ideal combination of therapeutic efficacy and fashionable appearance.
DurableThe high tenacity nylon knitting yarns and the reinforced heel and toe make JOBST UltraSheer remarkably durable and long lasting.
Comfortable JOBST Advanced Comfort® gives stocking a light and cool feel for year round wearing compliance. With our leading edge 3-dimensional knitting techniques and advanced yarns, JOBST UltraSheer exhibits high stretch capabilities. The result is a more comfortable fabric on the skin and an expanded potential to fit more body sizes while delivering the intended compression.
Encourages complianceWith its beautiful sheerness and the variety of styles and colors to choose from, patients will want to wear JOBST UltraSheer. A silicone blend softener allows for easier donning and provides a soft and silky touch.
StylesSix new brilliant colors allows medical therapy to be fashionable.
DonningThe soft yarn construction makes UltraSheer easier to put on and take off.
Machine washable in lukewarm water. Do not bleach, tumble dry, dry clean or iron.
Measuring for Jobst Compression Stockings:
When to take measurements:
It is important that the edema is at its most reduced state. Most often this is found first thing in the morning or at the end of treatment.
How to take length measurements:
Length measurements should be taken from each circumference. It is recommended that you mark the leg with a non-permanent, non-toxic marker at each circumference measurement made.
The length measurement is then taken even with the floor, along the inside of the leg, up to each circumference point.About Leg Health:
Many factors contribute to the overall health of our legs: heredity, weight, age, diet and activity level. But it's the internal function of the legs that also plays an important role: calf muscles, arteries, veins, and vein valves--the internal highway of blood and oxygen flow.
The flow of blood in the veins is assisted by a series of one-way valves. The valves remain open when the blood flows toward the heart, and then closed after blood passes through. Over time, an increase in pressure can stretch the vein walls. If a vein becomes enlarged and over-stretched the valves cannot close properly, causing blood to leak back down into the lower legs, resulting in poor circulation.
If this happens you may begin to develop symptoms, such as:
- Heavy, tired, aching legs
- Swollen legs and/or ankles
- Sensation of warmth in the legs
- Tingling or cramping of the legs
- Dull or sharp pain in the calf
- Small varicose veins and spider veins
Using Compression Therapy:
Graduated compression stockings and socks are important to leg health. They help minimize muscle aches, swelling, and symptoms of fatigue. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle will strengthen your legs, but wearing graduated compression stockings or socks will support the internal function of the veins.
We recommend that donning gloves always been worn when applying your compression garments. These gloves have a gripping texture that makes it considerably easier to put on compression hose. Donning gloves also help to prevent tearing, snagging or putting a nail or finger through the garment. This is especially true with the sheer compression hosiery. Other people prefer to use a donning aid like the Juzo Slippie Gator.
Don't forget the Jolastic Wash to help ensure your hosiery last for 4-6 months.