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Compression Levels

Below are the standard Compression Levels for garments along with the common indications for each compression level. These indications are only provided as a reference. It is recommended that you consult your doctor about the appropriate compression level for you.

Compression Levels (mmHg)
Indications

15-20 mmHg
(Light/Moderate Compression)

  • Heavy Fatigued, tired legs
  • Prophylaxis during pregnancy
  • Prophylaxis for legs predisposed to risk
  • Mild swelling
  • Long Hours of Standing or Sitting
20-30 mmHg (Moderate Compression)
  • Heavy, fatigued, tired, and aching legs
  • Mild/moderate swelling
  • Mild varicosities during pregnancy
  • Mild varicosities with minimal edema
  • Minimal edema in upper extremities
  • Post sclerotherapy of small veins
30-40 mmHg (Firm Compression)
  • Moderate to severe varicosities with mild edema during pregnancy
  • Moderate varicosities with mild to moderate edema
  • Post fracture, post traumatic edema
  • After sclerotherapy or phlebectomy of larger veins or after vein stripping to maintain treatment success
  • Primary venous ulcer treatment
  • Superficial phlebitis
  • Chronic Venous Disease Grades I and II
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis after completion or basic treatment to prevent or manage manifestations of Post Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Mild primary lymphedema, after decongestant therapy to maintain reduction, secondary lymphedema or moderate edema of the upper extremities
  • Orthostatic / Postural Hypotension
40-50 mmHg (Extra Firm Compression)
  • Severe varicosities
  • Severe edema
  • Primary and reversible lymphedema after decongestant therapy for reduction
  • Pronounced chronic venous disease grades II and III
  • Severe post traumatic and post fracture edema
  • Recurrent venous ulceration (Grade IIIa)
  • Severe Post Thrombotic Syndrome
50-60 mmHg (Heavy Compression)
  • Primary lymphedema after decongestant therapy for reduction maintenance
  • Severe Post Thrombotic Syndrome