which support stockings do I need
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Which support stockings do I need?

Support stockings come in different types, sizes and pressure classes. Stockings with pressure class 1 apply a light pressure and are especially suitable for light complaints such as bruises, tired legs and light varicose veins. Pressure class 2 is best used for moderate complaints such as varicose veins and cramps. And compression stockings with pressure class 3 are best used when you have severe complaints such as thrombosis and severe varicose veins and oedema. These different types of compression stockings can be used for a wide range of conditions. Below is a list of the symptoms you can use compression stockings for and why. Read on below.

Hip surgery

Hip surgery is a major event. After surgery, it is advisable to wear compression stockings during the recovery period. Fluid may build up in your legs after the surgery, and the support stockings will protect against this.


Oedema is the accumulation of fluid in places in the body where it does not normally occur. This occurs mainly in the feet, knees or ankles. To counteract this, it is recommended to wear compression stockings. Support stockings provide pressure from outside and ensure that the blood can flow through your blood vessels better, thus expelling excess fluid.

Varicose vein treatment

Varicose veins are dilated blood vessels and occur mainly in the lower legs. They are common among pregnant women, people with thrombosis or those who have to stand for long periods of time. Fortunately, several treatments are possible to remedy them. After a varicose vein treatment, it is always recommended to wear support stockings during the entire recovery period. This reduces the risk of oedema and promotes recovery. After varicose vein surgery, we recommend wearing the Dunimed Premium Comfort Compression Stockings Pressure Class 1 with Closed Toe. These stockings are made of high-quality material and are very comfortable to wear. Support stockings of pressure class 1 are perfect for the treatment of varicose veins.

Back surgery

If you have had surgery on your back, you may experience leg pain. If you wear compression stockings during the recovery period, you can be sure that your symptoms will quickly subside. Wearing compression stockings will help drain fluid from your legs, allowing you to be mobile again more quickly.


In thrombosis, unwanted blood clots form in the blood vessels. This happens when the system of coagulation and anticoagulation gets out of balance. If you have thrombosis in your legs or arms, the body can no longer drain accumulated fluid. It is therefore essential that you wear compression stockings to accelerate this process. We recommend that you use Dunimed Premium Comfort Compression Stockings, Pressure Class 3. These support stockings are of the highest pressure class and offer a great deal of support and comfort.


One of the many complaints that can occur during pregnancy is swollen, tired and painful ankles and legs. This is caused by the vascular walls weakening due to the increase in oestrogen. Wearing compression stockings provides relief and stimulates circulation, which in turn will reduce fluid retention in your legs.

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