Carolon Medical Compression

Carolon Medical Compression is knitted with a unique stitch construction, covered elastic yarns and a smooth interior to make them easier to apply than other medical hosiery products. Carolon Medical Compression is designed to look and wear just like fashion hosiery or socks so that it isn’t obvious patients are wearing medical hosiery.

The importance of precise measurements

Precise measurements are necessary to select the correct size of Carolon Medical Compression product. The correct size ensures that the hosiery works as effectively as possible. As Carolon Medical Compression can reduce oedema it is recommended to re-measure legs frequently to maintain accurate fitting.

14-17mmHg – suitable for:

  • Early stage or mild lymphoedema
  • Palliative care
  • Pregnancy related varicosis
  • Tired, heavy legs
  • Management of mild oedema

18-24mmHg – suitable for:

  • Mild to moderate lymphoedema
  • Palliative care
  • Post traumatic and post operative oedema
  • Mild to moderate oedema
  • Helping to prevent re-occurrence of venous leg ulcers
  • Varicose vein procedures (e.g. sclerotherapy, vein ligation, endovenous ablation)

Applying Carolon Medical Compression Hosiery*

  1. Turn garment inside out and insert toes into the appropriate toe area
  2. Then ease the foot part of the stocking/sock over the toes, instep and then around the heel
  3. Ensure the centre of the heel is positioned in the centre of the heel area of the stocking
  1. Apply the stocking/sock up over the leg.  For knee length ensure the top band fits comfortably just below your knee crease and for thigh length, ensure the stocking comfortably fits to the top of your thigh
  2. Smooth fabric using both hands gently, until the whole stocking is free of wrinkles
  3. Pull away and loosen the fabric at the toes to avoid any pressure at this area

*see product insert leaflet for full instructions for use

Caring for your Carolon Medical Compression Hosiery

Regular washing in hot water will help the fabric maintain the maximum compression levels. Machine washing is recommended.

Socks: Machine wash in hot water (40 degrees-90 degrees), dryer safe.

Sheer hosiery: Place product in hosiery bag and machine wash in hot water (40 degrees - 90 degrees), dryer safe, do not use fabric softeners with the thigh length product with silicone band.

Hand wash: Wash in hot soapy water, rinse and lay on towel to dry.


All Carolon Medical Compression Hosiery is tested to 90 washes. Maximum recommended wear period for these stockings is 6 months.


  • Ischaemic (arterial disease)
  • Uncontrolled congestive heart failure
  • Untreated septic phlebitis
  • Neuropathy or numbness of the limb