How to Choose Your Compression Stocking
1. The length of your stocking
Two main lengths are available: knee and thigh highs. A knee-length gradient compression stocking is generally recommended for most case, but if you have varicose veins or swelling above your knee, thigh high is recommended.
2. The compression level
The standard compression levels are divided into three classes:
Class 1: 15-20 mmHg
Class 2: 20-30 mmHg
Class 3: 30-40 mmHg
Compression stocking between 15 and 20 mmHg effectively relieve the symptoms of venous insufficiency, prevent edema (swelling) and are well-tolerated by most people.