What Compression Level is right for me?

Graduated Compression Stockings are generally classified in two different levels – Compression Class 1 and 2 (CCL 1. Or CCL 2.) The higher the number, the higher the support. The higher compression or support the more the stocking assist veins and/or the lymph system with returning blood and/or lymph.

As medical compression stocking are generally prescribed by a medical practitioner to manage a condition or symptom – He/She will indicated as to what compression is required.

We can further provide assistance in choosing the correct compression based on your condition as well as information you provide us with – please email us. One of our certified fitters will assist in the process. As always, consult with your health care provider to determine the best compression level for you.

The following general guidelines for choosing the correct compression exist:

15-20mmHg* Mild Support 20-30mmHg* Moderate Support
Designed to Help:

  • Improve circulation
  • Tired, aching, fatigued legs
  • Mild ankle and leg swelling
  • Mild swelling during pregnancy
  • For the prevention and relief of minor to moderate varicose and spider veins
  • Helps prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as economy class syndrome or when going into surgery
  • During pregnancy, helps prevent varicose veins and spider veins
  • Used in post-sclerotherapy treatment to help prevent the reappearance of varicose veins and spider veins
  • Ideal compression level used for those traveling long distances
Designed to Help:

  • Improve circulation
  • Tired, aching, fatigued legs
  • Moderate to severe ankle and leg swelling
  • Moderate to severe swelling during pregnancy
  • Helps prevent and relieve moderate to severe varicose veins (also during pregnancy)
  • For post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy treatment to help prevent the reappearance of varicose and spider veins
  • Helps in treatment of moderate to severe edema or lymphatic edema
  • Helps with the management of active ulcers and manifestations of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS)
  • Helps relieve superficial thrombophlebitis
  • Helps prevent orthostatic hypotension (sudden fall in blood pressure when standing)
  • Helps manage deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as economy class syndrome
  • Used in the treatment of severe edema and lymphedema
* The mean compression for an average ankle size.