Your doctor will prescribe your proper compression dosage (mmHg) and include product instructions on your RX script. Make sure your garment matches this.
- Medical compression products have graduated compression. This means 100 percent of compression starts at the ankle or wrist and decreases as it moves up the limb.
- Medical compression also has a dosage amount and it varies from mild (15-20 mmHG) to moderate (20-30 mmHg), firm (30-40 mmHg), to strong (40-50 mmHG).
- Options for compression garments such as style, size, length and material also maximize therapeutic effectiveness.
- Most OTC or athletic compression products are typically only available in knee-high styles, sized by shoe and offers limited sizes and lengths.
Medical compression offers certain features that aid in managing your medical issues and can help improve health outcomes.
For more information see our "Why Compression Therapy" page.