Very Firm Support (30-40 mm/Hg)
This is the highest level of support we offer and should only be used when recommended by your doctor.
Who needs Support Hose? - Anyone, at any age, who wants to stay healthy and active, yet may experience tired achy legs, varicose veins, post surgical conditions and more serious leg problems. If you have only experienced support from ordinary "support hose" you are in for a treat. And you will be pleasantly surprised when you see how sheer and attractive medical support looks. They are easier on your pocketbook because they last much longer.
Why buy "medical hosiery" rather than ordinary "support hosiery"? - Only medical hosiery give you graduated support and more compression. Ordinary support hose will measure in a range from 3 to 7 mm/Hg at the ankle, not nearly enough compression to have any beneficial effect.
What do the 'mm/Hg" readings mean? - The mm/Hg stands for "Millimeters of Mercury", the force by which compression at the ankle is measured. The higher the number, the greater the therapeutic pressure at the ankle.
Choosing the right support Jobst hose provide, at least, double the support of your typical department store "support hose" and it's all classified by the level of support provided.