Your doctor or therapist just told you to buy compression stockings. Now what?
Q: What compression level do I need?
A:There are 4 main compression levels which are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The higher the numbers, the higher the compression.
This information should not be construed as medical advice. PLEASE ask your doctor or therapist which compression level you should wear. More information on Compression Levels is available here.
Q: Should I buy knee-highs, thigh-highs, or pantyhose?
A: This is fairly easy to answer. The stocking should cover the area on your leg where you're experiencing the problem.
Q: What size do I need?
A: Lower compression levels are often sized based on shoe size or height and weight.
Q: How do I measure my leg?
A: Measure your leg first thing in the morning, especially if you experience swelling throughout the day. If your legs are visibly different in size, measure both.
Q: What brand should I buy?
A: This is the hard question. Most brands have an economy line, in addition to premium lines of stockings. The price difference usually reflects the quality of the fibers, the transparency, ease-of-use and available options.
Economy Compression Stockings
For additional information about each manufacturer, click on the brand name.
If you have questions, need help with sizing or deciding what brand to buy, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our certified fitters are available by phone M-F from 9AM to 6PM, ET at 1-877-545-8585. Email is always available, just click Contact Us.