20-30mmHg medical legwear is a compression level that is appropriate for venous thrombosis prevention during extended travel or from prolonged sitting while in a wheelchair. Often prescribed for relief from moderate to severe varicose veins and swelling. 20-30mmHg is regularly prescribed post-sclerotherapy and to prevent venous stasis ulcers. We also carry 8-15 mmHg stockings and 15-20 mmHg stockings in our medical supply store. 8-15 mmHg compression is the mildest form of support. This level of compression provides relief for tired, achy legs. 8-15 mmHg prevents fatigued legs from long periods of sitting or standing. Pregnant women might find 8-15 mmHg stockings or socks helpful for preventing the formation of varicose veins and spider veins. 15-20 mmHg socks are ideal for the prevention and relief of minor to moderate varicose and spider veins, while also helping to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). If you are traveling long distances, 15-20 mmHg socks are perfect.
30-40 mmHg compression socks are extra firm. These stockings prevent and relieve severe varicose veins and are used in the treatment of severe edema and lymphedema. 30-40 mmHg compression socks also are used in post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy treatment to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins, along with DVT. Anti-embolism stockings have a graduated compression going up the leg and help bloodflow. TED stockings come in 8-18 mmHg and are suitable for men or women. Covidien's TED stockings have an open-toe and seamless construction.
Anti-embolism stockings from Jobst like anti-em come in 16-18 mmHg open toe stockings, perfect for those with thromboembolism. Jobst anti-em stockings apply strong gradient pressure at the ankle, gradually decreasing up the leg. These support hose feature an open-toe design and a color-coded toe for easy, accurate sizing.
Athletic compression socks are embraced by athletes as a regular part of their routine. Running compression socks are helpful with painful, achy legs and provide improved blood circulation. Athletic socks are great for an active lifestyle.