The Swiss company SIGVARIS GROUP, 100% family-owned since it was founded, is the global market leader in the manufacture of medical compression garments and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2014. From 1958 to 1960, the company collaborated with Dr. Karl Sigg and developed a medical compression stocking to improve venous function and relieve venous-related conditions.
SIGVARIS has an assortment of products designed to fit your lifestyle. These products can help improve your circulation, increase your energy and aid in keeping your legs healthy. Your physician or SIGVARIS Certified Fitter can help you determine which SIGVARIS product is right for you. SIGVARIS guarantees the compression level in our products for 6 months.
People who benefit from graduated compression include those who:
- Stand or sit for long periods of time daily
- Have been prescribed anticoagulants
- Are pregnant
- Have had a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Experience swelling in their legs and feet
- Have varicose and/or spider veins
By compressing the limb with graduated compression — strongest at the ankle and decreasing up the leg — the compression stocking helps venous return, decreases venous pressure, prevents venous stasis, reduces edema and deterioration of venous walls, and efficiently relieves aching and heavy legs by aiding the body in moving blood up the leg.
This treatment is prescribed by a clinician to treat lymphedema, phlebitis, thrombosis, aftercare following surgery, sclerotherapy, and any other forms of varicose vein treatment. It is also prescribed to relieve all conditions of chronic venous disease (heavy legs, varicose veins, edema, and leg ulcers). It can also be prescribed to prevent venous issues during pregnancy and long distance travel. If no contraindications like severe arterial insufficiency are present, you may even buy compression stockings of lower pressure without prescription.
Depending on the pathology, medical compression therapy can be applied in different forms: socks, stockings, tights, or bandages. The current new textures and fashion designs of SIGVARIS® compression products encourage better patient compliance due to the efficacy and comfort of the garments.
Effects of Compression
- Increases venous blood flow
- Decreases venous blood volume
- Reduces reflux in diseased superficial and/or deep veins
- Reduces a pathologically elevated venous pressure
Effect on tissue
- Reduces an elevated edema of the tissue
- Increases the drainage of noxious substances
- Reduces inflammation
- Sustains reparative processes
- Improves movement of tendons and joints
SIGVARIS graduated compression is medicine you wear.