Stockings between 20-30mmHg are ideal for managing varicose veins. Varicose veins affect over 25 million adults in the United States alone. They occur when the valves inside the veins stop working properly, allowing blood to flow backwards and pool inside the veins. This causes them to enlarge and twist, creating the rope-like bulges under the skin that are characteristic of varicose veins. While not usually dangerous, they can cause aching, heaviness, swelling, throbbing, muscle cramping, and itchy skin. Fortunately, wearing compression stockings can provide significant relief from these uncomfortable symptoms.
What Are Compression Stockings?
Compression stockings are elastic garments that fit tightly around the leg, applying graduated pressure from the ankle upwards. The gentle squeezing action helps move blood out of the veins near the surface of the skin and back towards the heart. This improves overall circulation and reduces blood pooling in the veins of the legs and feet.
The graduation of compression is key - stockings are tightest at the ankle, then gradually decrease in pressure up the leg. This mimics the flow of blood from lower extremities back to the heart. Compression is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
Mediven 20-30 mmHg Compression Stockings
The Mediven Men's Classic closed toe tall compression sock providing 20-30 mmHg of gradient compression can be an excellent choice for men seeking relief from varicose veins. Compression socks are often recommended by doctors as a first line treatment to promote blood flow and reduce pooled blood in varicose veins. The 20-30 mmHg compression level provides moderate compression that is often ideal for improving circulation and symptom relief. The calf-length closed toe tall design offers graduated compression along the calf to boost blood flow back to the heart. The tall sizing ensures compression higher up on the calf where varicose veins frequently occur. For men looking for an effective medical-grade compression sock to manage varicose veins that also offers a classic, stylish look, the Mediven Men's Classic in 20-30 mmHg is an excellent option worth considering.
Jobst 20-30 mmHg Compression Stockings
The Jobst 20-30 mmHg knee-high compression socks can be an excellent option for managing varicose veins. Their graduated compression in the 20-30 mmHg range provides therapeutic, medical-grade compression that is often recommended by doctors to promote circulation and reduce swelling in varicose veins. The knee-high length targets the common areas where varicose veins occur, like the calf and behind the knees. The ribbed design allows for massaging to improve blood flow while the soft cotton provides breathability and comfort for all-day wear. The Dri-release yarns also help wick moisture to keep skin dry. With their stay-in-place wide comfort bands, these Jobst socks are ideal for men seeking relief from varicose vein discomfort and leg heaviness. The 20-30 mmHg compression socks stimulate blood flow and prevent blood pooling, making them one of the best compression socks for improving varicose veins.
Features to Look for in Varicose Vein Compression Stockings
When purchasing compression stockings for varicose vein issues, there are several important features to look for:
- Graduated Compression - As mentioned earlier, stockings should offer 20-30 mmHg graduation, which is the ideal amount of pressure to combat varicose veins.
- Material - Cotton, wool, nylon, and spandex blends are common. Seek out soft, breathable fabrics that still offer strong compression power.
- Toe Style - Open or closed toe options are available. For varicose veins, closed toe stockings usually provide the most relief.
- Measure Carefully - Proper sizing of stockings is essential, so measure ankle, calf, thigh, and waist circumferences carefully. Follow size charts.
Find The Right Fit Today
If painful, achy varicose veins are disrupting your daily life, it's time to consider gradient compression stockings from the experts at Dunn Medical. Compression stockings are highly recommended as a first line treatment to promote circulation and provide symptom relief from varicose veins. Unlike over-the-counter compression socks, Dunn Medical's stockings are medical-grade with certified compression levels to most effectively improve blood flow. Our trained staff will help determine the ideal compression level and stocking style to target your specific needs.