Do you stand or sit most of the day while at work?  Do you get tired by the end the day? Tired achy legs, fatigue, leg swelling, and varicose veins are all signs that blood is pooling in your legs.  But there’s a solution!! A comprehensive 2021 study in the Journal of Sport and Health Science confirmed that wearing medical grade compression socks or footless tights will:

  • increase venous return
  • improve muscle blood flow in the lower limbs at rest
  • boost muscle oxygenation

The result?

  • less fatigue
  • less leg soreness
  • less swelling
  • help prevent varicose veins
  • improve alertness on the job
  • boost sport performance and recovery
  • less travel fatigue, reduce jet lag symptoms and decrease risk of DVT (blood clots) when travelling by car, train or airplane

Many drug plans provide coverage for medical grade compression and ArtMed can help you access your coverage. Teachers and nurses typically receive as many as 4 pairs covered by their benefits per year. But benefit allowances run out at the end of December, so we encourage you to access your benefits now.

We carry Achi and Sigvaris brand compression wear. They offer a wide range of styles, colours/patterns, and formats from funky sport socks, through to attractive thigh highs and super comfortable footless tights, all in medical grade compression.

If you want Lunatik ACHI knee high socks, simply order online! All you need is your shoe size to order. These are funky, modern knee-high socks available in several distinctive styles. If you qualify for coverage through your benefits, everything you need will be included in your order.

Want to buy Achi/Lunatik compression socks?

  1. Check with your insurance provider to determine how many pairs, if any, are covered by your insurance. Many teachers, nurses and other public employees have coverage for multiple pairs per year.
  2. Visit shopartmed.ca and view the graph on our Achi Compression Wear shop page to determine your measurements.
  3. On shopartmed.ca order your preferred style and size from Achi/Lunatik and choose to pick up at ArtMed or have them mailed to you. Your prescription for insurance will be included in your delivery. Your prescription for any insurance will be included in your order. We will keep your size and order on file so you can reorder more next year!

If you want thigh high stockings, full leg / footless tights or pantyhose, then order Sigvaris compression wear (but they also have wonderful knee high socks!)

Want to buy Sigvaris compression wear?

  1. Use this video link to determine your measurements.
  2. Check with your insurance provider to determine how many pairs, if any, are covered by your insurance. Many teachers, nurses and other public employees have coverage for multiple pairs per year.
  3. Use this Sigvaris catalogue link to find your preferred style and size.
  4. Call (519-824-4567) or email info@artmed.ca with your order! (Please note: Payment must be made when you order).
  5. Come pick up your order from ArtMed! Your prescription for any insurance will be included in your order. We will keep your size and order on file so you can reorder easily next year!

If you are a first-time user of compression and not sure what to order, we are happy to help! We recommend that you to book a short appointment online with our admin staff so they can measure you and ensure they are ordering the correct size and style for you. Alternatively, you can call 519-824-4567 or email us at info@artmed.ca to book your fitting.

Book your fitting online here.

How To Measure For Sigvaris Compression Wear

Please see the guide below, as well as links to youtube videos on how to measure yourself at home for your compression wear. Once you know your size and what brand you would like to order, send us this information via email to info@artmed.ca.

2021 Sigvaris Catalogue

2020 Measuring Guidelines PDF

Standard Leg Below Knee Measuring Instructions – VIDEO

Standard Thigh Components Measuring Instructions – VIDEO

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