Medical Compression Socks and Stockings
What are medical compression socks?
Compression socks are garments that apply various levels of pressure to the feet or legs to improve blood flow and decrease swelling. These circulation stockings help treat and prevent many medical conditions such as edema, blood clots, varicose veins, lymphedema, and deep vein thrombosis.
How are compression socks measured?
Compression socks are typically measured in terms of the amount of pressure they apply, and this pressure is usually denoted in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The measurements help ensure that the right amount of compression is applied to the legs to support blood circulation without causing harm.
- Mild Compression: 8-15 mmHg
- Moderate Compression: 15-20 mmHg
- Firm Compression: 20-30 mmHg
- Extra Firm Compression: 30-40 mmHg
Along with the compression level, we also offer stockings in various lengths, colors and styles for both men & women.. For more information, please see our compression stocking buying guide blog.
Best Compression Socks
Below are some of the top brands we offer for compression socks and stocking.
Best Overall Medical Grade Compression Socks
If you are looking for supportive stockings that also provide ultimate comfort, Juzo compression garments are a great option. Juzo makes soft compression support leggings that come in a variety of neutral and colorful shades. These 15-20 mmHg Juzo leggings help shape the body while improving circulation as well. Compression support socks are available for men and women that range from moderate to extra firm compression. We also carry silver compression socks that contain silver fibers in the sole to reduce odor.
Best for Sensitive Skin
Jobst Sensifoot diabetic socks are a popular product because they have a flat, smooth toe seam and cushioned soles that protect sensitive skin. These unisex stockings are available in knee high compression socks, crew socks, and mini crew socks. Diabetic support socks have an antifungal, antibacterial finish that helps keep feet in healthy condition. These Jobst garments are made of an acrylic material that wicks away moisture for ultimate comfort. They provide mild compression to provide relief to tired legs and relieve minor inflammation.
Best for Compression Accessories
We also carry Sigvaris products such as a support hose aid, laundry solution, and adhesive. These compression accessories increase the longevity of your stockings and make putting stockings on easier. Sigvaris makes many donning aids for compression stockings, including a long doffing aid similar to a shoe horn. A roll-on body adhesive holds the compression garments in place during and after application. Sigvaris also makes washing kits to help keep your garments clean and in good condition.