Taking care of your legs with compression hosiery and socks is one of the best things you can do to treat varicose veins, reduce leg fatigue and achiness, and reduce the appearance of spider veins.
Taking care of your legs with compression hosiery and socks is one of the best things you can do to treat varicose veins, reduce leg fatigue and achiness, and reduce the appearance of spider veins. Finding the right level of compression hosiery for your needs involves understanding how these garments are rated.
Compression in socks and hosiery is measured at the ankle. Each measurement stands for how much pressure is needed to raise one level of mercury (Hg) over a specific distance, which is measured in millimeters (mm).
- Patients with mild foot and leg discomfort are more likely to need compression hosiery rated between 12 and 18 mmHg.
- Those with moderate pain should look at hosiery measuring between 20 and 30 mmHg.
- If you're facing a potential surgery to correct your foot or leg problems, your doctor will probably recommend that you pick up hosiery rated between 30 and 40 mmHg.
Compression Hosiery for Orthotic Devices
If you are currently wearing a specially fitted orthotic device and need to find compression hosiery or socks to fit over it, you have come to the right place. Here at ContourMD, we have a selection of seamless AFO socks and KAFO socks. Our products are also made without heels for a comfortable, perfect fit every time.
You can continue to browse our website to see the AFO socks we have to offer and to take a look at our KAFO socks. If you need further assistance or have any questions about our products, please feel free to contact us today at (800) 331-6990.