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Compression Hosiery sizing and measuring

In order to work effectively compression hosiery must be the correct size and apply the right amount of pressure to the leg. Activa's Hosiery Sizer can work out the size for you!

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How and when to measure

All measurements should be taken against bare skin.
The tape measure should be snug but not tight.
Measurements should be taken as early in the morning as possible.

For legs

For tights each leg must be measured. Measurements should be taken whilst standing (if possible).

For arms

Measurements should be taken whilst sitting.

What to measure

I’m measuring for:

British Standard Stockings

A

5cm below the groin

Small 40.5 to 53 cm
Medium 43.0-55.0cm
Large 48.0-60.5cm
X Large 53.0-66.0cm
XX Large N/A
A

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B

Widest part of the calf

Small 30.5-37.5cm
Medium 33.0-40.0cm
Large 35.5-43.0cm
X Large 38.0-46.0cm
XX Large 40.0-49.0cm
B

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


C

Just above the malleolus (ankle bone)

Small 19.5-25.5cm
Medium 21.5-27.5cm
Large 22.5-29.5cm
X Large 23.0-32.0cm
XX Large 23.5-34.0cm
C

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D

From back of the heel to the longest toe

Small 20.5-24.0cm
Medium 23.0-26.0cm
Large 25.5-29.5cm
X Large 26.5-32.5cm
XX Large 26.5-32.5cm
D

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


British Standard Unisex Socks

B

Widest part of the calf

Small 30.5-37.5cm
Medium 33.0-40.0cm
Large 35.5-43.0cm
X Large 38.0-46.0cm
B

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C

Just above the malleolus (ankle bone)

Small 19.5-25.5cm
Medium 21.5-27.5cm
Large 22.5-29.5cm
X Large 23.0-32.0cm
C

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


D

From back of the heel to the longest toe

Small 20.5-24.0cm
Medium 23.0-26.0cm
Large 25.5-29.5cm
X Large 26.5-32.5cm
D

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


British Standard Tights

Hip

Tights not available on FP10/GP10

Small Up to 107cm
Medium 107-112cm
Large 112-122cm
X Large 122-132cm
XX Large N/A

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


A

5cm below the groin

Small 40.5-53.0cm
Medium 43.0-55.0cm
Large 48.0-60.5cm
X Large 53.0-66.0cm
XX Large N/A
A

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


B

Widest part of the calf

Small 30.5-37.5cm
Medium 33.0-40.0cm
Large 35.5-43.0cm
X Large 38.0-46.0cm
XX Large 40.0-49.0cm
B

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


C

Just above the malleolus (ankle bone)

Small 19.5-25.5cm
Medium 21.5-27.5cm
Large 22.5-29.5cm
X Large 23.0-32.0cm
XX Large 23.5-34.0cm
C

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


D

From back of the heel to the longest toe

Small 20.5-24.0cm
Medium 23.0-26.0cm
Large 25.5-29.5cm
X Large 26.5-32.5cm
XX Large 26.5-32.5cm
D

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G (Wide TopBand)

5cm from groin

Small 57-66cm
Medium 61-72cm
Large 66-80cm
X Large 74-90cm
XX Large
G (Wide TopBand)

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G (Regular TopBand)

5cm from groin

Small 48-56cm
Medium 50-60cm
Large 53-66cm
X Large 57-73cm
XX Large 61-80cm
G (Regular TopBand)

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C

Widest part of the calf

Small 31-39cm
Medium 33-41cm
Large 35-44cm
X Large 39-48cm
XX Large 44-52cm
C

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B

Just above the malleolus (ankle bone)

Small 19-21cm
Medium 21-23.5cm
Large 23-27cm
X Large 27-32cm
XX Large 32-37cm
B

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LZ

From back of the heel to the longest toe

Small 22-28cm
Medium 22-28cm
Large 22-28cm
X Large 22-28cm
XX Large 22-28cm
LZ

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LZ (Below Knee)

From back of the heel to the longest toe

Petite 22-25cm
Standard 22-28cm
LZ (Below Knee)

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LL (Below Knee)

For below knee leg length measure from the popliteal space to floor

Petite <38 cm
Standard >38 cm
LL (Below Knee)

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


ActiLymph Armsleeve

G

The armpit crease

Small 26.5-30.5cm
Medium 30.5-35cm
Large 35-40cm
X Large 40-45cm
G

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


E

The elbow

Small 23.5-27cm
Medium 27-31cm
Large 31-35.5cm
X Large 35.5-41cm
E

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


C

The wrist

Small 15-17cm
Medium 17-19.5cm
Large 19.5-22.5cm
X Large 22.5-26cm
C

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


A

The widest part of the hand

Small 17.5-19.5cm
Medium 19.5-22cm
Large 22-25cm
X Large 23-26cm
A

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


AL

Arm length

Standard <44cm
Long >44cm
AL

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


C

Widest part of the calf

Medium 33-41cm
Large 35-44cm
X Large 39-48cm
XX Large 44-52cm
C

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


B

Just above the malleolus (ankle bone)

Medium 21-23.5cm
Large 23-27cm
X Large 27-32cm
XX Large 32-37cm
B

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


LZ

From back of the heel to the longest toe

Medium 22-28cm
Large 22-28cm
X Large 22-28cm
XX Large 22-28cm
LZ

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


Leg Ulcer Hosiery Kit

B

Widest part of calf

Small 30.5-37.5
Medium 33.0-40.0
Large 35.5-43.0cm
X Large 38.0-46.0cm
XX Large 40.0-49.0cm
B

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


C

Just above the malleolus (ankle bone)

Small 19.5-25.5cm
Medium 21.5-27.5cm
Large 22.5-29.5cm
X Large 23.0-32.0cm
XX Large 23.5-34.0cm
C

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


D

From back of the heel to the longest toe

Small 20.5-24.0cm
Small 23.0-26.0cm
Small 25.5-29.5cm
Small 26.5-32.5cm
Small 26.5-32.5cm
D

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


B

Widest part of the calf

Small 30.5-37.5cm
Medium 33.0-40.0cm
Large 35.5-43.0cm
X Large 38.0-46.0cm
XX Large 40.0-49.0cm
B

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


C

Just above the malleolus (ankle bone)

Small 19.5-25.5cm
Medium 21.5-27.5cm
Large 22.5-29.5cm
X Large 23.0-32.0cm
XX Large 23.5-34.0cm
C

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


D

From back of the heel to the longest toe

Small 20.5-24.0cm
Medium 23.0-26.0cm
Large 25.5-29.5cm
X Large 26.5-32.5cm
XX Large 26.5-32.5cm
D

Not fitting the measurements? You may need MadeToMeasure


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