VIM & VIGR’s higher compression level (20-30 mmHg) compression socks are available in a number of our most popular styles. See the full selection.
As many of you know, the majority of VIM & VIGR’s compression legwear is offered in 15-20 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), which is a moderate compression level that is perfect for all day, everyday wear. We love providing this compression level to customers because it is highly effective and comfortable, no matter what you’ve got going on throughout your day. At 15-20 mmHg, your compression socks, leg sleeves or tights will relieve tired and achy legs, inhibit swelling, help prevent varicose veins, spider veins and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and more. Not too shabby, right? However, if your doctor recommends that you wear a higher level of compression, we also offer four of our most-loved styles in 20-30 mmHg, which is a firm compression level that will give your legs the extra support that they need.
A compression level of 20-30 mmHg boasts the same benefits as the moderate level, only slightly intensified. According to AbsoluteMedical.com, some instances in which you should consider upping your compression dose may include post-surgical and post-sclerotherapy, if you have moderate to severe edema or lymphatic edema, and if you have superficial thrombophlebitis. Additionally, firm compression is effective in preventing DVT, orthostatic hypotension and moderate to severe varicose veins, particularly during pregnancy. (If you have any of these health conditions, be sure to talk to you doctor first about which compression level would be most effective for you!)
We hope that you enjoy our new higher compression level collection! If you have more questions about the difference in compression levels, please leave them in a comment below. We can’t wait to help you #UpgradeYourSocks!