Medium-strength graduated compression (20 to 22mmHg) provides stronger support at the foot and ankle, where you need it most, and gradually decreases up along the leg to the knee. This unique construction acts like a "second heart" - pushing blood up to the heart and improving blood circulation to help prevent blood clots. ITA-MED sheer knee highs are designed with graduated compression for people who feel the physical pressures of an active lifestyle. They last longer, help save you money and become an investment in your health.
Doctors' recommendations: More than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of venous disorder. Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins close to the skin's surface. Any vein may become varicose, but the most commonly affected areas are legs and feet. For many people, varicose veins and spider veins - a common, mild and medically insignificant variation of varicose veins - are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes the condition leads to more serious problems. Varicose veins also may signal a higher risk of other disorders of the circulatory system.