All About Compression!

The compression level of socks refers to the amount of pressure the socks apply to your legs and feet. Compression socks are designed to improve blood circulation and reduce swelling by applying graduated pressure, with the highest pressure at the ankle and decreasing pressure as it moves up the leg.

Compression levels are typically measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and are categorized into different levels:

1. **Light Compression (8-15 mmHg):** Provides gentle compression, suitable for everyday wear, mild swelling, and discomfort.

2. **Moderate Compression (15-20 mmHg):** Offers moderate compression, often recommended for preventing varicose veins, relieving tired and achy legs, and during travel to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

3. **Firm Compression (20-30 mmHg):** Provides stronger compression, suitable for more severe swelling, varicose veins, and managing symptoms of venous insufficiency.

4. **Extra Firm Compression (30-40 mmHg and above):** Offers the highest level of compression, typically prescribed for medical conditions like lymphedema, severe varicose veins, and post-surgery recovery.

Choosing the right compression level depends on your specific needs, medical conditions, and comfort preferences. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have underlying health issues, to determine the appropriate compression level for you. Ja-vie offers merino wool compression socks, cotton compression socks, pima cotton compression socks, copper compression socks and split toe compression socks for your selection.