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Different Types of Compression Stocking

Support Socks & Hosiery are Available in Many Different Compression/Support Ranges:

Light: Sheers, 9-12 mm Hg, Fashionable sheer support – the look of regular pantyhose with therapeutic benefits. Preventative support, relief from long periods of standing or sitting, relief from tired, aching legs, mild ankle and foot swelling, mild spider and varicose veins, muscle cramps.

Light to Moderate: Light to Moderate Support, 15-20 mm Hg, Fashionable sheer support – the look of regular pantyhose with therapeutic benefits. Preventative support, relief from long periods of standing or sitting, relief from chronic tired, aching legs, mild ankle and foot swelling, mild varicosities without edema, muscle cramps.

Moderate: Moderate opaque support, 20-30 mm Hg, – the look and feel of fashion tights with microfiber softness. Relief of heaviness and fatigued legs, relief from chronic aching legs, relief from chronic ankle and foot swelling, relief from varicosities without significant edema, post sclerotherapy.

Firm: Heavy Support, Surgical Weight, Standard opaque professional-medical surgical weight support hose. Indicated for chronic foot/ankle swelling and venous insufficiencies.

Anti-Embolism: Opaque medical grade anti-embolism 18 mm Hg (thrombo-embolic deterrent stockings) for pre- and post-surgical procedures. Thrombo deterrent, prevention of venous stasis and thrombo/embolism formation in recumbent (non-ambulatory) patients, post-surgical procedures.

Any individual with symptoms of venous disorders should consult a physician to ascertain the correct therapy for the specific leg condition. The physician should determine the style and compression level.

Source: DrFoot.ca

  • Feb 22, 2020
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