How to Measure
How to Measure for Jobst
- Using a measuring tape measure around the smallest part of the ankle. This will be above the round bones (malleoli) on both sides of the ankle.
- Next measure around the fullest part of your calf.
- For thigh length styles also measure around the fullest part of the thigh.
- For chap or waist length styles measure the ankle, thigh and around the largest part of your hips.
Sizing for medical compression stockings is based on the circumferences of the leg. If your are experiencing swelling, it is very important to take the measurement first thing in the morning before getting out of bed.
When you receive your stockings, it is also just as important to put your stockings on first thing in the morning. Take your shower the night before. By putting on your stockings before you swell, you can control your swelling easier.