Compression Levels


Light Compression (8 – 12 mmHg):
Tired, aching legs
Help reduce minor swelling in the ankle and legs
Alleviate pain associated with very mild varicose veins
Energizes legs fatigued by long periods of sitting or standing
Commonly used by people with healthy legs as preventative measure
Moderate Compression/Total Support (18 – 20 mmHg):
Mild to moderate leg swelling
Tired, aching legs and mild leg pain
Superficial or early varicose veins
Slight ankle swelling
Mild edema
Mild varicosity during pregnancy
Spider veins
Mild leg swelling after cast removal
Post-Operative for less severe procedures
Helps to reduce the risk of circulatory problems such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in normal-risk patients, especially during periods of long travel
Extra Firm Compression (21 – 30 mmHg):
Moderate swelling or edema
Mild to moderate leg pain
Medium severity varicose veins
Chronic ankle swelling
Painful varicosity during pregnancy
Reversible mild lymphedema
To assist fluid dynamics
Prevention and treatment of post phlebitis
Control of leg swelling after cast removal
Post-surgery, including vein stripping, sclerotherapy, and EVLT per a doctor’s recommendation
Reduces the risk of circulatory problems such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) especially during periods of long travel
Prevention of reoccurrence of venous ulcerations in the leg
Maximum Compression or Surgical Weight (30 – 40 mmHg):
Severe swelling or edema
More severe varicose veins
Prevention of reoccurrence of venous ulcerations in the leg
Chronic venous insufficiency
Distended, tortuous vein stripping, sclerotherapy, and EVLT per a doctor’s recommendation
Phlebitis and venous insufficiency
Relief of chronic leg fatigue and heaviness
Pronounced chronic ankle swelling due to circulatory deficiency
Prophylaxis of clotting (thrombosis) after vein stripping