The level of compression you need depends on what you are wearing compression socks for. Standard levels of compression include: Light to moderate compression, 15-20 mm-Hg — You might need this if you traveling, if you stand all day at work, if you are pregnant, or if you experience mild leg swelling.What is the best compression stockings?
Louis Prevosti, MD. The best compression stockings to treat varicose veins and the underlying condition called venous insufficiency (also called venous reflux) are usually a 20-30 mmHg graduated compression stockings. The stockings can be calf high, thigh high, or waist high. They come closed toe or open toe.Where can you buy compression socks?
Walgreens stocks compression socks near the pharmacy section of the store, often located on aisles with other medical supplies for diabetes and other circulation problems. Travelers who don’t live near Walgreens stores can purchase compression socks at the store’s website.