Selecting a Compression Level

Compression Selection Guide The compression, or tightness of JobstŪ support hose is measured in millimeters of mercury pressure or mmHg. The hose are divided into four levels of tightness:

Mild (8-15 mmHg) -- For men or women with tired achy legs and mild varicose veins. This is usually the first type of medical stocking new users will wear. This compression level is still more than twice the support of ordinary support stockings.

Moderate (15-20 mmHg) -- For all day wear when tired achy legs hold you back from your active life style. Good for minor ankle, leg and foot swelling and more severe varicose veins. This compression level is great for travel socks - for long flights or automobile drives

Firm (20-30 mmHg) -- Good for moderate to severe varicose veins (also known as varicosities), post surgical usage, moderate edema and foot or leg swelling.

Extra Firm (30-40 mmHg) -- For more severe cases of varicosities or swelling where lower compression support stockings do not provide the required relief.