Choosing Compression Level

This information is intended for information and comparison only. Professional medical evaluation is required for any serious condition. If you are experiencing these symptoms, go to a doctor for advice.

Understanding Compression

See below the (4) Compression Levels of strength, which are normally sold as Ready-To-Wear. Use this chart to determine which compression level is best for you.

15-20 & 18-22 mmHg

-Helps the prevent & relieve of tired, aching legs

-Helps relieve Minor ankle, leg & foot swelling 

-Helps relieve Minor varicose & spider veins

-During Pregnancy helps prevent varicose veins & spider veins 

-Helps prevent (DVT) Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots) while Traveling long distance flights or auto trips

20-30 mmHg

-Helps the prevent & relieve of tired, aching legs

-Helps relieve Moderate to Severe ankle, leg & foot swelling /edema and lymphatic edema / pooling of blood 

-Helps relieve Moderate to Severe varicose & spider veins

-During Pregnancy helps prevent varicose veins & spider veins 

-For post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy treatment to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins

-Helps To Prevent Recurrence Of Venous Stasis Ulcers

30-40 mmHg

-Helps relieve Severe ankle, leg & foot swelling / edema and lymphatic edema

-Helps relieve Severe varicose veins

  
-For post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy treatment to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins

-For the management and prevention of Venous Stasis Ulcers and manifestations of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome (PTS)

 -After VNUS Closure to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins

 -After Venous Laser Ablation to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins

 -After Vein Stripping to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins

 -After Ambulatory Phlebectomy to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins

    

Some socks & stockings are targeted specifically to treat the symptoms of diabetes, such as Venosan SilverlineDB

See the below selection of other socks & stockings listed,based on their compression:

What is Graduated Compression Therapy?

Graduated compression therapy is the "Gold Standard" in the conservative treatment of venous disease. In order to be effective, legwear used to provide graduated compression therapy must be knitted so that they are graduated; meaning they must exert their highest pressure, measured in mmHg, at the ankle and that pressure must decrease proximally (up the leg) promoting good venous circulation.

Veins in the legs literally move blood back to the heart through a series of valves that open and close, with muscle contraction preventing backward flow of blood. A multitude of problems: age, disease, heredity, overweight, as well as prolonged sitting or standing can cause these valves to malfunction, allowing blood to pool in the lower legs. The result is pain, swelling, and stagnation of the blood.

Solution

VENOSANCAROLONJOBST & THE NATURAL legwear is scientifically designed to apply decreasing pressure from the ankle up the leg, This controlled pressure compresses surface veins, keeping them small and forcing blood to deeper veins in the legs. This process accelerates the velocity of blood flow to the heart and ends pooling of the blood, thus assuring healthier feet and legs.

Legwear that provides graduated compression therapy is used to prevent mild varicosities and edema, as well as the treatment of severe cases of chronic venous insufficiency, including the prevention of the recurrence of venous stasis ulcers.

Graduated Compression Medical Hosiery has been effectively used in therapeutic treatments for over fifty years throughout the world!

Graduated Compression Therapy hosiery is routinely prescribed for...

  • Chronic pain and swelling of the feet and legs.
  • Serious Edema
  • Mild and Intense cases of discolored legs from Varicose Veins
  • Dangerous skin ulcerations
  • Mild and Intense Venous Insufficiency

Millions of men and women use light to medium graduated compression legwear to relieve leg and foot pain and fatigue caused by both prolonged sitting and standing.

All Venosan, JobstCarolon The Natural Compression Stockings are Latex FREE