Support socks and hosiery are designed to deliver a squeezing to the leg that is greatest at the feet and ankles. The degree of squeezing or compression gradually decreases up the leg - this is called gradient compression and for compression stockings it is measured in millimeters mercury (mmHg). Support hose provide two main benefits. Compression reduces and helps prevent swelling, also called edema. And compression helps the blood to flow more quickly up the leg toward the heart. DrTodds.com offers high quality support hose at great prices - please feel free to compare our prices and quality.
Please consult your physician, podiatrist or health care specialist before purchasing support hose, especially for compression of 20mmHg or greater.