July 2015

Compression Stocking and Sock Buying Guide
Compression stockings and socks are used to help relieve tired, achy legs, swelling of feet and
ankles, and to increase blood flow. Compression stockings and socks come in different
compression levels. The measurement used for compression stockings, is mmHg, otherwise
known as millimeters of mercury. The higher the number of mmHg, the firmer the compression will
feel when wearing the socks or stockings. The different levels of compression are worn to combat
different medical conditions. [More]