Below Knee Stockings Class 1
Provides light compression and should be used for superficial or early varicose veins and swollen ankles (e.g. during pregnancy). Activa® Class 1 hosiery should also be considered post operatively and on long distance travel to help prevent deep vein thrombosis in normal risk groups
- Step 1: Prepare the hosiery To make the hosiery easier to put on, first turn it inside out. You can do this in 3 simple steps – reach, pinch and fold. Reach: Simply slip your hand down inside the hosiery, as far as the heel. Pinch: Gently grasp the heel and, while still holding the heel, Fold: Fold the top of the hosiery down to turn it inside out. This will leave the toe-area tucked-in.
- Step 2: Apply the hosiery Slip your toes into the front of the hosiery and gently pull up the foot. Now gather the hosiery from the top of the garment and gently pull towards the ankle and calf.
- Step 3: Adjust for comfort Smooth out any wrinkles on the leg. Pull the toe section forward. Smooth the ankle and in-step areas and make sure your toes are NOT restricted. Below knee stockings have to be pulled up to the bend at the back of your knee. If it is a thigh length stocking it has to be up to the middle section of your thigh. It is best to use at least 2 suspenders on thigh length stockings
90% Polyamide (Nylon) 10% Elastane (Spandex)
Contraindications - Diabetic patients - unless after specialist referral and under strict supervision - Arterial insufficiency/arterial disease/ ischemia according to vascular assessment - ABPI of <0.8 unless after specialist referral and under strict supervision and regular follow up - Congestive cardiac failure as compression could lead to cardiac overload - Peripheral neuropathy - Rheumatoid arthritis - Known sensitivity to the fabric of the stockings. If you have had, or believe you may have had, any problems with your veins then it is important that you seek advice from a trained health professional before wearing any compression hosiery. Use with caution where diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis are present as there may be microvascular disease. People with diabetes may also have some degree of peripheral neuropathy which could cause problems if the stockings become too tight. Care should be taken when applying hosiery over bony prominences and thin legs to avoid damage to the skin and circulation. Your hosiery should not cause you any pain or discomfort. In the unlikely event of this happening, please remove your hosiery immediately and seek advice from your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
We currently only ship to the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. If you are outside of this area, please contact our customer services for shipping costs to your region.
Postage and Packing Costs
Postage and packing costs will be added to the cost of your order and will depend on the total cost of the items you order and, where delivery options are provided, the option you choose.
The postage and packaging charge you will pay will be displayed on screen before you confirm your order to us. Where multiple items are included in one order, we may dispatch the items separately, in which case, you will only be charged one postage and packing charge. If your order total drops below the £10 delivery threshold due to cancelled orders, you will be charged the standard delivery rate.
Express Delivery = We are unable to offer express delivery until further notice. Click & Collect service is available as an option for customers within government guidelines.
In recent times express deliveries may take a little longer due to unforeseen Royal Mail delays. This is unfortunately outside of our control.
Standard delivery is currently FREE for all orders over £10 (We aim to dispatch orders within 3 - 5 working days to the address provided by you in your order). Exclusions apply (refrigerated products and pressurised containers need to be sent with Restricted Delivery)
Restricted Delivery = Charge £9.95 (Orders placed from Thursday 2pm throughout the weekend will be delivered by Tuesday). This rate is for products that cannot be sent via Royal Mail such as pressurised containers or products that require refrigeration.
Wheelchair delivery and other large items = charge £49.95. Delivered within 3 working days on orders placed before 2pm, Monday to Friday.
Orders over £10 = No postage and packaging charge, unless a discount code is applied. Excludes wheelchairs and other large items.
Purchasing in bulk/high unit volume
Please note that when purchasing high unit volumes of single lines (10+ units) that delivery promotions are null and void. This is as a result of high volume orders not being able to be dispatched via our normal third party fulfilment. As a result for any excessive bulk orders of single lines we will be in touch regarding your order to discuss further delivery costs that will be incurred.