When looking for compression hose, one of the first things to consider is the level of compression you need. Compression hose implement gradient compression, meaning they are tightest at the ankle and then gradually get looser as they go up the leg. This compression is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The higher the numbers are, the stronger the compression. Below is a rough guide to choosing the compression you need.
Remember, this is only meant as a guide. For specific questions, speak with your health care provider.
This information is not medical advice. If you have any questions about specific compression levels, please check with your health care provider.