Here is a little bit of information about different the different compressions available
Compression stockings and support stockings have graduated compression. The compression mentioned refers to the ankle and decreases gradually. On the calf there is about 70% of the compression and on the thigh about 40% which guarantee a right and good blood circulation.
Compression 8-11 mmHg
Light compression recommended to stimulate blood circulation of legs and to alleviate fatigue and exhaustion.
Compression 12-17 mmHg
Compression recommended for light circulatory disorders, varicose veins tendency and to pregnant women.
Compression 18-22 mmHg
Compression recommended for the therapy of light chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, swelling and to pregnant women.
Compression 22-27 mmHg Compression recommended for the therapy of venous insufficiency, varicose veins, oedema and phlebitis, for post-surgery therapy and thrombosis prevention.