Compression Therapy

Compression Therapy

Compression Therapy

When you need to increase blood flow activity to your lower limbs, compression therapy is an easy way to do this, which works by supporting vein support. Through the use of specially designed stockings, compression therapy applies pressure to the legs and ankles, enabling a special form of wound care for the patient. This results in an elimination of swelling and an overall improvement of circulation as the vein walls are slowly stretched out.

Do I Need Compression Therapy?

Compression therapy is generally recommended to patients suffering chronic venous diseases, which is common amongst people with leg veins with increased pressure strains. This results in the valves of a person’s veins weakening and working inefficiently, which leads to a blood flow back up which pools in the legs.

Patients who have experienced any of the following are candidates for chronic venous diseases:

  • Vein blood clots
  • Long periods of inactivity
  • Obesity
  • Leg injury

If left undiagnosed, chronic venous diseases will inevitably develop into worse issues. One common result is “spider veins” on the legs, which resemble thin blue lines indicating the blood flow restriction in the leg. These are dilated veins, which make it more difficult to participate in intensive activity due to fatigue and pain.

How Does It Work?

Compression therapy use special stockings that provide support to specific areas of the leg, which leads to better circulation and minimizes swelling. The most support is at the ankles where it is needed, with less support as it goes up the leg. As it works with the calf muscles, the stockings can further assist the leg with circulation.

If you believe you need compression therapy, discuss it with your doctor or health care provider and get a recommendation right away. Your doctor will inform you the type of pressure grade that you require, and where to buy it from. To make sure you are getting the highest quality stockings, always be certain that your legs are measured for personalized fitting, allowing maximum benefits and shortest recovery time.