Medical Grade Compression Leggings

Medical grade compression leggings provide superior support to reduce tiredness and fatigue, improve circulation and prevent muscle aches. Made with high quality fabrics that are comfortable enough to wear all day long.

Stress and swelling can rob you of a good night’s sleep, but our Medical Grade Compression Leggings are here to help. Our medical grade elastic bands will gently compress your legs to help increase blood circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and improve your skin’s elasticity.

Compression socks are specialized hosiery which can be worn from the foot to the knee or thigh and in some cases, you can find waist-high tights. They are also available as sleeves which can stretch from the ankle to the knee. These stockings have gradient pressure which is high at the ankle and gradually reduce pressure as you move up your leg. They reduce leg swelling in the feet and also improve venous circulation.

But before you can go purchase compression stockings, you need to first understand what they are, the units of measure of gradient stockings, types and benefits of using compression stockings. If you are a first time user for these socks, then it is important that you get to understand these facts and also comprehend the factors which you need to check out for when choosing a compression stocking.

What are Compression Tights?

Compression socks are medical grade stockings which have been designed to help in blood circulation. They come in different strength levels depending on your medical condition and its intended use. The various strengths include mild (8-15 mmHg), Medium (15-20 mmHg), Firm (20-30 mmHg) and X-Firm (30-40 mmHg).

There are two numbers in the different compression levels and an mmHg at the end. These are the units of measure for the socks, with the numbers representing the pressure applied. For example the 8-15 mmHg mild strength compression socks, this means that the pressure will not fall below 8 mmHg and will not exceed 15 mmHg. The mmHg represents the unit of measurement – millimeters of mercury – which is a measure of pressure.

This is why you will find the different compression stocking strengths rated with a two number measurement. It means that the socks are graduated with the high pressure applied to the ankle and the low pressure applied to the calves. Graduated compression means that the compression is strongest at the bottom and it gradually reduces pressure as you move up your leg. This allows firm compression allowing blood circulation to improve up and out of the legs. Compression would be detrimental if the pressure was applied in reverse.

These socks strengths are used differently depending on the medical condition or use as stated earlier. Here are the uses of the various compression ranges:

  • Light-moderate compression, 15-20 mmHg – these are perfect for travelling. If your work entails standing all day, pregnant or experiencing mild leg swelling, these types of socks will come in handy.
  • Moderate compression, 20-30 mmHg – these are great for legs which experience moderate swelling and varicose veins because of pregnancy or another condition. You can also wear them when your legs feel tired and heavy.
  • Firm compression, 30-40 mmHg – these are usually required when you have moderate to severe varicose veins, moderate oedema, or after vein treatment such as vein stripping. They also come in handy for combating lymphedema.
  • Extra firm compression, 40-50 mmHg – they help with severe oedema, or varicose veins, chronic venous diseases or severe post-thrombotic syndrome.
  • Heavy compression, 50-60 mmHg – this is the strongest standard compression level and is primarily used in relieving Post Thrombotic Syndrome and lymphedema.

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Types of compression tights

There are three primary types of compression socks. These are:

  • Graduated compression socks
  • Non-medical support socks
  • TED (anti-embolism) socks

Graduated compression hosiery

Graduated compression socks have the compression level strongest at the ankle and the pressure gradually decreases towards the top of the leg. They are designed to meet certain strength and length for mobility and they generally require professional fitting.

Socks which end below the knee helps limit peripheral oedema or leg swelling as a result of fluid buildup. You will find variants which extend to the thigh or waist to reduce pooling of blood in legs thus preventing orthostatic hypotension. Some compression socks suppliers offer personal preferences such as open or closed-toe and color.

Non-medical Compression support stockings

This hosiery does not necessarily require a prescription. They include flight socks and elastic support as a potential relief for aching legs. You can purchase these socks online or your local pharmacy.

Anti-embolism tights (TED)

These types of stockings help in reducing the possibility of deep vein thrombosis. Just like the graduated hosiery, they offer gradient compression but the level of compression differs. These types of socks are designed for those who are immobile.

Graduated compression socks have the compression level strongest at the ankle and the pressure gradually decreases towards the top of the leg. They are designed to meet certain strength and length for mobility and they generally require professional fitting.

Socks which end below the knee helps limit peripheral oedema or leg swelling as a result of fluid buildup. You will find variants which extend to the thigh or waist to reduce pooling of blood in legs thus preventing orthostatic hypotension. Some compression socks suppliers offer personal preferences such as open or closed-toe and color.

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