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Compression Leg Aids and Stockings Size Selection Guide

Easy to follow steps to measure and select the correct size compression garment for you

JINNI MD and Jobst compression leg aids and arm sleeves are quality manufactured and meet Australian standards. JINNI MDTM products are registered in the ARTG.
Avoid cheap compression support leggings that are not properly graded for compression applications.
See also Price Guide for Compression Socks and Stockings. 

Jinni MD Logo

Selection Guide for JINNI Knee Thigh and
Pantyhose Compression Stockings

Jobst Logo

Selection Guide for JOBST Knee,
Thigh and Pantyhose Compression Stockings

  • JINNI is Australian owned, manufactured in Taiwan, however you are dealing with the distributor direct
  • JINNI provides smaller variabilities in sizing, which can mean a more personalised garment fit
  • JINNI provides great consistency in manufacturing quality. 
  • JINNI is contructed with a machine specific Lycra, with a proportion of microfibre - 72% Polyamide 28% LYCRA. This can be important if you suffer an allergy to Nylon
  • Same day dispatch for Australia & New Zealand - Next day dispatch for International.
  • JOBST is American owned, manufactured in Mexico and distributed through a network
  • JOBST has a wider sizing, suitable for those who have obscure ankle and calf measurements.
  • JOBST is constructed from a Nylon / Spandex mix. Depending upon Relief of Ultrasheer finishes,the exact formulation will vary.

What size is right for me?

To determine what size COMPRESSION STOCKING is required, it is important to measure the following:

  • (cB) Smallest ankle circumference
  • (cC) Largest calf circumference
  • (cD) Circumference below the knee
  • (ID) Length from the from ground

Thigh High and Panty Hose Measurements:

  • (cG) Upper thigh circumference
  • (IG) Length from the ground

All measurements should be completed first thing in the morning before active movement is undertaken.

Each leg should be measured individually and the lengths should be measured as required.
Leg Measurement Diagram

 

STEP 1.
Ankle Measurement - cB

Sit on a chair and measure your ankle.
Place the measuring tape at the narrowest part of the ankle, about 10mm above the ankle bone.
This must always be the first measurement. 

Measure Ankle

STEP 2.
Calf Measurement - cC

Find the widest part of your calf.
Measure the circumference (cC) of your calf.

Measure calf circumference

STEP 3.
Calf Length - ID

Sit on a chair with your legs at 90 degrees to the ground. Measure the ID distance from 1 finger below the bend in your knee, to the floor.

Measure calf length

STEP 4.
Thigh Measurement - cG

Find the widest part of your thigh - right under the buttocks.
Measure the (cG) circumference of this part of your thigh.

Thigh Measurement

Step 5
Leg Length IG

Measure the (IG) distance from the bottom of your buttocks to the floor.

Leg Length measurement    

 

Knee High Stockings 

Circumference Measurements (cm) - Always choose the LARGEST size as indicated by your measurements.

     JINNI       JOBST
   cB  cC  cD  ID      cB  cC ID
 S 19-21 29-34 25-31 38-39    S 18-21 28-38 38-39
 M 21-23 33-37 30-36 39-40    M 21-25 30-42 39-40
 L 23-25 36-41 35-40 40-41    L 25-29 32-46 40-41
 XL 25-27 40-45 38-45 41-42    XL 29-33 34-50 41-42
 XXL 27-29 44-47 44-48 42-43          

 

Thigh High / Pantyhose Stockings 

Circumference Measurements (cm) - Always choose the LARGEST size as indicated by your measurements.

     JINNI       JOBST
   cB  cC  cD  cF cG IG      cB  cC cG
 S 19-21 29-34 25-31 38-45 47-55 68-71    S 18-21 28-38 40-62
 M 21-23 33-37 30-36 44-49 54-62 71-72    M 21--25 30-42 46-70
 L 23-25 36-41 35-40 48-53 61-66 72-73    L 25-29 32-46 54-78
 XL 25-27 40-45 38-45 52-57 65-70 73-75    XL 29-33 34-50 60-81
 XXL 27-29 44-47 44-48 56-61 69-75 75-78          

  

Fitting Recommendations

Before wearing compression garments, it is important that the correct size is determined. It is important to be shown EARLY the correct way to fit & wear compression garments.

Comfort & effectiveness will increase your willingness to wear the garments. When putting on stockings, it is important that you remove all jewellery and try to avoid snagging the material with their fingernails.

See also Price Guide for Compression Socks and Compression Stockings.