Contemporary Design Inc. Compression Garments exert 18-21 mmHg of pressure on the limb. The amount of pressure is measured in terms of “mmHg,” or millimeters of mercury, based on the amount of pressure exerted by one millimeter of liquid mercury. (You’re probably familiar with this from your blood pressure readings, which are also expressed in terms of “mmHg.”)
Compression garments are worn by those with lymphedema on the affected limb following complete decongestive therapy. The garment’s compression helps maintain edema reduction and compresses the arm or leg and encourage the flow of lymph fluid out of the affected limb.
Consult your healthcare provider.