What to expect when using compression socks
20-30mmHg grade compression socks provide medium compression, which is tighter than low compression but not as tight as high compression. They can help improve blood flow, decrease swelling and pain in the legs and ankles, and lower the chances of getting deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other circulation problems. Graduated compression or pressure stockings are tighter around the ankle and get looser as they move up your leg. Compression socks can also help athletes improve their performance and recovery by enhancing blood flow and oxygen delivery to the muscles.