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.Which compression level is right for You?
20-30 mmHg : The most frequently prescribed level, 20-30 mmHg compression socks offer firm compression and can be used to treat a variety of mild to moderate conditions. This level can provide relief from varicose veins, edema, deep vein thrombosis, and post-sclerotherapy.How to measure for compression hose?
For waist-high hosiery or compression pantyhose, you'll need to measure your hip circumference as well. For compression arm sleeves, measure the narrowest part of the wrist, the elbow circumference at the crease of the elbow, and the arm circumference underneath the armpit.