Manufacturers and Styles of Compression Stockings

We are writing this week’s Leg Health News to briefly describe the manufacturers and some of the styles of compression garments provided by
There are 5 leading manufacturers of compression stockings in the USA. They are JobstMedivenSigvarisJuzo, and Therafirm. Each manufacture has different styles of knee-high, thigh-high, and waist-high pantyhose. The hose also come in different compressions of millimeters of mercury (mmHg). “mmHg” stands for millimeters of Mercury. This measurement is the same measurement used to measure your blood pressure as well as the atmospheric pressure. It is the force per unit area exerted by an atmospheric column (that is, the entire body of air above the specified area). When you have a blood pressure reading, such as “120/80 mmHg,” we say it is “120 over 80 millimeters of mercury.” The top number, the systolic, measures arterial pressure during the heart’s contraction. The bottom number, the diastolic, assesses arterial pressure when the heart is relaxing between beats, refilling itself with blood.
When we talk about compression in garments, is usually expressed as a range, i.e. 20-30 mmHg. That is the range of pressure the garment is capable of exerting at the ankle dependent upon the measurements the fitter takes. Since the compression garments are gradient or graduated, the pressure gets less as it goes up the leg and less as it goes toward the toe. 
You can order knee-high stockings in a sock fabric like a Therafirm core-spun (for men or women) or Jobst for Men Casual sock (both are knee-high socks) or in a stockings like Jobst Ultrasheer (a pretty compression stocking), Sigvaris Opaque (a stocking which can hide an imperfection,
Medi Comfort from

Medi Comfort


or Mediven Comfort (one of our favorites) to maintain reduction as well as coverage. If you have lymphedema in the arm or hands may I recommend the Juzo brand of products. I know that many of you have your favorites. 
If you are unsure of what style you desire you can always call and speak to one of our certified fitters at toll free 1(844-472-8807)
I know in these difficult times many of you are concerned about cost. As a family owned company, we want to offer you a 20% discount off manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) on most products and a 30% discount on the Jobst Relief product line.

Thanks for shopping with!

– Vanda

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