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All About Compressions
The pressure that a stocking exerts at the ankle is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm of Hg). Different compression ranges can be produced by varying the knit design and elastomeric yarn denier. Because pressure readings vary slightly, manufacturers typically report compression levels as a range (ex. 20-30 mm Hg). The compression ranges that products are sold under can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

The Activaģ line offers a range of compression levels to meet your needs.

Support Legwear

  • Tired, aching legs and feet
  • Mild foot and leg swelling
  • Mild varicosities
  • Standing, sitting or traveling for extended periods of time
  • Preventative support

  • Chronic leg fatigue and heaviness
  • Ankle, foot and leg swelling
  • Mild varicosities
  • Post surgical
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis
  • Preventative treatment during pregnancy
  • Post-sclerotherapy
  • Preventative for those with disposition for vein disease

  • Moderate varicosities
  • Moderate edema
  • Lymphatic edema
  • Post-surgical
  • Prevention and treatment of venous ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Prophylaxis of thrombosis

  • Thrombo Embolic Deterrent
  • Non-ambulatory, bed-ridden patients
  • Pre- and post-surgical procedures
  • Mild varicosities
The lower compression ranges (less than 20 mm Hg) are preventative and can be worn by anyone wanting healthy, great-feeling and looking legs. Today incredibly sheer, lightweight and fashionable products are available in the lower compressions. These preventative products can have dramatic benefits to individuals who stand or sit for long periods of time or have any risk factors, making them predisposed to venous disorders. One potentially at-risk group are frequent air travelers, especially those passengers on long flights in coach class seating. Ladies and men socks are now available to accommodate this group.

Any individual with symptoms of venous disorders should consult a physician to ascertain the correct therapy for the specific leg condition. The physician should determine the style and compression level.