How to Take Measurements for Compression Garments

It is typical to take measurements of the Ankle, Calf and sometimes Thigh, depending on the type of compression stocking. Take measurements first thing in the morning, never in the evening, legs could be swollen and or inflamed. Use a “Tailors Tape, Sewing Tape”, if you don’t have a sewing tape use a piece of string. Wrap it around your calf for example, then hold it next to a Yard Stick or Tape Measure, this will give you an accurate measurement.