Compression Stockings and Fittings

    Compression garment

    Compression garment  help reduce everyday strain on your busy legs

    Help reduce everyday strain on your busy legs

  • Do you stand or sit a lot?
  • Do you have heavy legs in the evenings?
  • Do your ankles swell?
  • Do you have spider veins and varicose veins?
  • Do you have cold feeling in the legs?

Arnica has the solution for these uncomfortable leg problems. Talk to us about compression socks or stockings which are vital for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory problems. Compression stockings and socks can help reduce everyday strain on your busy legs. Graduated compression helps to pump blood back up to your heart – improving circulation!

If you have questions about, or would like to schedule a fitting for compression stockings,

set up your appointment at 604-457-3335  or 778-231-1100 or email:

We carry a complete selection of graduated support hose that may help. Our certified fitter will help you choose the best product to improve the health of your legs.

Arnica carries Sigvaris, Mediven ( made in Germany) brands compression stockings.

How do Compression Stockings Work? 

Compression stockings or socks are “graduated compression” which means they are tightest at the ankle and gradually give less compression up the leg to aid in venous return, helping blood flow to the heart. There are a wide variety of styles to choose from: socks, thigh high and pantyhose.  Men’s and maternity styles are also available. The amount of compression needed can be discussed your doctor.

To be most effective, the socks or stockings should be put on at the start of your day and removed before you go to bed. Some people have an inherited weakness of the vein walls or valves which creates additional challenges to venous return. Wearing  graduated compression socks or stockings is vital forthe prevention and treatment of varicose veins and other circulatory problems

Compression stockings are covered by most extended medical plans with a prescription.

How to put on knee-high compression stockings

Mediven Below Knee Leg Chart

It is very important to do proper measurement and fitting, to get full benefits from your compression stockings

Measuring instructions

  • Measurements should always be taken as soon as possible after waking when swelling is at its lowest.
  • Limbs should be measured next to bare skin .
  • The measuring system is based on the angle between the sole of the foot and leg or arm being at 90 degrees, for best results.
  • Measurements must be taken by pulling the tape snugly around the leg but without constriction.
  • Measurements should be taken from the ground up.


  1. How do I take care of my compression garments?

Prolong the life of your stocking by daily hand washing or machine washing on a delicate wash cycle (please note the care instructions on the label of your stocking) after each wear.

The product can be machine dried provided a delicate cycle is choses (refer to the information on the label of the stocking).  However, direct heat  should be avoided (radiators and sunshine). When hand washing the stockings, we recommend drying them between two towels (DO NOT WRING).

Only use mild washing powder/liquid and avoid the use of washing additives like fabric softener, optical brighteners or stain removers. We strong recommend a washing solution that is meant for elastic garments.

Please wipe the inside of the silicone top band with a damp cloth regularly


FIRMA Energywear

Firma leggins

Firma hi-rise leggins

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FIRMA Enerywear is an amazing  new line of sport clothes that could be used as a shape wear as well. FIRMA uses nanotechnology built directly into the fabric to give those clothes multiple therapeutic effect:

  • increase cellular metabolism
  • improve blood circulation
  • reduce joint and muscle pain
  • helps to flush out toxins and fat
  • improves skin elasticity
Unlike other slimming shape wear, FIRMA garments not just makes your body look great, it actually works on your “trouble” and makes those cellulite disappear.  Wear FIRMA for 30 days 7 consecutive hours per day, which is easy to do, because those garments are very comfortable to wear, and  you will start loosing inches around your body.

How Does It Work?

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FIRMA fabric helps with weight loss and detox

FIRMA fabric is made with active biocrystals (fine powder of amethyst rock) woven into the yarn.  Far Infrared Rays (FIR) from light and body heat absorbed by crystals and than emitted back into body’s tissues, which improve body’s thermoregulation and microcirculation. More oxygen and nutrients get delivered to soft tissues, which  increases cellular metabolism and helps to detoxify the blood. Fibres of FIRMA Energywear  have been certified by the Hohenstein Textile Testing Institute.

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