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  • Compression Classes

    Compression stockings are constructed using elastic fibers or rubber. These fibers help compress the limb, aiding in circulation.

    Compression stockings are offered in different levels of compression. The unit of measure used to classify the pressure of the stockings isĀ mmHg. They are often sold in one of the following pressure ranges:


    Support – over-the-counter

    • 10-15 mmHg
    • 15-20 mmHg

    With the advice or prescription of a physician or medical professional and proper sizing from a trained fitter:

    • 20-30 mmHg
    • 30-40 mmHg
    • 40-50 mmHg
    • 50+ mmHg

    Compression levels used by some manufacturers for custom made, flat knitted products in the US and Europe:

    • 18-21 mmHg
    • 23-32 mmHg
    • 34-46 mmHg
    • >50 mmHg