Juzo FAQProvide support for your legs and veins, assist with circulation, and minimize swelling
Founded in 1912 by Julius Zorn, Juzo has been pioneering technologically advanced compression products for decades by gathering constant feedback from medical professionals and patients and applying that knowledge to create comfortable, effective garments.
I have latex allergies. What are Juzo garments made of?
All of our products are latex-free. We use high quality synthetic elastomers such as Elastin-Lycra and Polyamid-FiberSoft
How often should I replace my garment?
With normal daily wear and care, we recommend replacing your garment every six months. Should your garment show signs of excessive wear or fit looser or tighter than when you originally purchased it, we recommend consulting with your fitter about being re-measured or replacing your garment sooner.
What does graduated compression mean?
In the stockings, the greatest compression begins at the ankle and decreases up the leg. For arm sleeves, the greatest compression begins at the wrist and decreases up the arm.
Can I use lotions and creams with your garments?
It’s perfectly safe to use lotions and creams with a Juzo brand compression garments because all Juzo garments are Latex Free. This is especially important for people with lymphedema since daily skin care and moisturizer is so important. Lotions and ointments breakdown garments made out of natural rubber.
Why is it okay to machine wash/dry Juzo compression garments?
Without daily machine laundering, your garment is more likely to stretch out, over time. Other brands can only be hand washed and hand dried. Because of Juzo’s garment features, all Juzo garments can be machine-washed and machine- dried on a low-heat setting.
Latex Free- Juzo only uses Lycra® compression fibers. Lycra® does not breakdown from heat and is the highest quality synthetic compression fiber.
FiberSoft™ – Our Lycra® compression fibers are covered. This protects the garment and increases garment durability.
If my garment pills, can I use scissors or a razor to remove them?
Some people use a sweater razor to remove the pills. If it damages the garment the manufacturer warranty is voided. Be sure the garment is being laundered in a lingerie bag or a pillowcase. It is the friction of the sleeve against other fabrics that causes the pilling.
What is the difference between anti-embolism and graduated compression?
Anti-Embolism Stockings: Also known as TEDS®. These stockings are intended for non-ambulatory patients or those confined to a bed or wheel chair. It is common in recovery rooms and post surgery for physicians to prescribe these stockings for patients to prevent coagulation (thrombosis) and stimulate blood flow. They are white and a thicker knit with an opening at the toes. Anti-embolism stockings have a universal compression throughout ranging from 8-18mmHg.
Graduated Compression Stockings: These stockings are medically therapeutic and designed for people who are mobile. They work with a graduated effect, providing 100% compression at the most distal point, being the ankle and decreasing up the leg. The compression is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Graduated compression stockings are manufactured in compression ranges: 12-20mmHg, 20-30mmHg, 30-40mmHg, 40-50mmHg, and 50+mmHg.
Graduated compression stockings coincide with specific medical indications. Stockings below 20mmHg are available over-the-counter (OTC) and compression levels above 20mmHg require a medical prescription.
Who wears compression stockings?
Compression therapy garments are often associated with post-surgery recovery or with elders suffering from circulation issues. However, this could not be further from the truth. A very diverse range of people from all ages and walks of life could benefit from the added support compression therapy provides.
Discomfort can hinder us from performing daily activities and participating in some of the things we love most. Providing preventable care can determine the condition your body will be left in as you age, so don’t ignore those tired achy leg symptoms and consider compression therapy to treat your pain. If you fall under any of the following occupations or lifestyles, you could benefit from our compression garments or stockings.
Whether you are wrangling in restless children day-in-and-day-out or if you are a college professor, teachers are on their feet for hours at a time. Luckily for teachers, they have a habit of pacing as they lecture and not sitting all day long. The minimal movements can help prevent any swelling or poor circulation, but overall standing for a long time can bring various health risks.
Stylists tend to be stationary at a chair for hours each day. Staying on your feet for a prolonged amount of time can directly reflect on possible circulatory or chronic heart disorders in the future. Also, stylists may have to keep their arm raised in an awkward position that leaves little circulation.
Working in the food industry requires employees to operate with a sense of urgency and hustle at all times. The demanding work causes chefs and waitress to move around frequently and stay on their feet all day causing feet problems, lower limb disorders and joint damage for those already suffering from ineffective mobility conditions.
One of the symptoms women encounter during pregnancy is swollen feet. Maneuvering on your feet can bring a lot of discomfort, and if you do not have swollen feet, adjusting to the added addition can make moving about just as distressing. Receiving extra relief will make days easier and decrease unnecessary stress.
Manufacturing /constructions workers
Working in a manufacturing or construction environment calls for a lot of varying elements. Operating on your feet can cause joints to stiffen and circulation to decrease. A lot of heavy lifting and strenuous movements can leave your lower limbs in poor shape. Restricted blood flow, varicose veins, muscle fatigue and increase chance of knee or hip arthritis are all some of the conditions that can result from standing-related health problems.
Recovery after active exercise
Low and high impact exercise can leave us fatigue. It is important to keep muscles warm post workout without the shock of a drastic cool down. Also, your muscles will be tighter after a workout, so loosing them up and increasing the circulation can help decrease your chances of stiff and sore muscles.
Men and women who travel a long distant
Sitting in crammed spaces for an extended period of time will result in poor circulation. Swelling will cause discomfort, and although you can take minimal breaks to stretch and walk about, it will not completely eliminate the restriction you find yourself in while traveling long distances.
Men and women who stand on their feet all day
Pushing, pulling, reaching, quick changes in movements and so many other maneuvers can come as a result if your occupation requires you to stand on your feet all day. Muscle fatigue can cause occupation related injuries and reduced productivity due to the amount of discomfort you are functioning in.
Why compression therapy?
Whether it’s being engaged in daily activities or spending time doing the things you really love, like traveling, being outdoors or participating in your favorite hobbies, you can continue to engage in daily activities while receiving the therapeutic benefits of compression.
How do compression therapy stockings work?
Compression stockings are designed to provide support to the legs and veins, assist with circulation, and minimize swelling. The compression is graduated, with the strongest support starting at the ankles and gradually decreasing towards the top of the garment. This gradual support works in conjunction with the pumping action of the calf muscles, which also assist with circulation.
A common myth is that compression stockings will cut off circulation. When fitted and worn properly, compression stockings help with your circulation, not reduce or restrict it.
Compression garments are categorized by classes. These classes consist of compression ranges, which are measured in mmHg—meaning millimeters of mercury, the universal form of measurement used for this type of garment. There are designated medical indications for each compression class.
Will I feel comfortable wearing compression therapy garments in public?
Today’s compression stockings are very fashionable – most of them look just like regular hosiery or dress socks. No one will know the difference! We offer garments in various styles and colors.
Are compression therapy garments comfortable?
Compression stockings compliment your legs naturally and beautifully. In fact, our Exclusive FiberSoft™ technology adds softness and comfort, leaving your legs feeling energized all day long!
How should I wear my compression stockings?
In general, graduated compression stockings should only be worn during the day while you are upright and mobile, and should be taken off and washed at night. Consult your primary care provider for specific instructions.
If you need to wear your garment every day, you may want to consider purchasing a second pair so you will always have one pair to wear while the other is being washed.