Hi there, I spend a lot of time on my feet in my line of work, so I am a fan of any and all modes of leg compression! I would recommend searching for a compression sleeve that indicates the exact level of pressure delivered. These sleeves are not identified by their amount of compression, which, in my experience, means that the compression is probably not sufficient for my personal needs. If I were you, I would search for medical grade compression socks, sleeves, or hose. You will find 8-15mmHg, 20-30mmHg, 30-40mmHg, etc. Ask your doctor what level of compression is best for you. The higher the compression, the more expensive the garment, unfortunately. When you decide on a compression garment, wash according to instructions from the manufacturer. I stupidly ignored those instructions for several months of garment use, and ended up essentially throwing money in the trash as a result. Washing instructions for most compression garments usually include hand washing or gentle cycle in cold water with a light detergent soap (like woollite), do not wring, stretch, or iron, and hang to dry.
Take good care of yourself.
Date published: 2017-06-28