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What does 20 30 mmHg mean in compression socks?

What does 20 30 mmHg mean in compression socks?

Compression levels are indicated with a range of numbers like “20-30 mmHg”, which means that the amount of compression will not fall below 20 mmHg and not exceed 30 mmHg. The unit of measurement is called “millimeters of mercury” which is a measurement of pressure, also used in blood pressure.

What’s the strongest compression socks?

40-50 mmHg Compression Socks and Stockings Also known as Class III compression, 40-50 mmHg is the highest level of compression we offer. Since its effects can be significant, these stockings should only be worn when prescribed by a doctor.

What strength of compression socks do I need?

20-30 mmHg for daily wear, sports recovery, medical recovery and to manage mild symptoms. Ideal for varicose veins, spider veins, swelling (edema) and after surgery. You don’t have to have a condition to wear 20-30 mmHg. People looking for a bit more support than the 15-20 mmHg usually choose to wear 20-30 mmHg.

What do the numbers mean on compression socks?

One of the confusing aspects of choosing the right compression socks is to understand the level. Compression socks have different numbers which indicate how much pressure the garment provides to the feet.

What are the elements of the compression ratio?

The compression ratio is the ratio between two elements: the gas volume in the cylinder with the piston at its highest point (top dead center of the stroke, TDC), and the gas volume with the piston at its lowest point (bottom dead center of the stroke, BDC).

Which is the best compression Sock for You?

More and more people are choosing to add 15-20 mmHg compression socks to their lifestyle. These socks are easy to get, as they do not require any medical prescription and can be purchased at any pharmacy or online store. Moving up from the 15-20 mmHg level strength is the 20-30 mmHg level sock.

What’s the best compression level for leg pain?

The 30-40 mmHg compression strength is a stronger medical-grade sock. It is recommended for leg health symptoms which range from moderate to severe, the 30-40 mmHg compression level is recommended when you have a blood clot or deep vein thrombosis.