Compression therapy is a treatment that maintains pressure on a specific part of the body. It is usually recommended for vein support in the legs and ankles to help blood circulation but has many other uses also. Compression therapy may require the patient to wear compression stockings or the doctor may put a compression bandage. […]
Enhance Circulation with Compression Therapy
Compression therapy is a very effective way of enhancing blood flow in the lower limbs by offering vein support. It is a type of wound care with the goal of applying gentle pressure to the legs and ankles by wearing special types of stockings. These special dressings help to gradually stretch vein walls and enhance […]
Good Candidates for Compression Therapy
Optimal blood flow in the veins has many benefits. It can reduce inflammation, reduce swelling, and facilitate motion. If it is sub-optimal, it can cause many problems including swelling and pain. Thanks to compression therapy, you can help your veins. This treatment can use stockings, bandages, socks, or tight leggings. Some of the people who […]
When is Compression Therapy the Best Option?
Of the many types of venous conditions suffered by millions of Americans, varicose veins and spider veins are the most common. A venous condition like varicose veins might cause little to no discomfort and might just be a cosmetic concern. However, a vascular disease like deep vein thrombosis might cause swelling of the legs and […]
How Does Compression Therapy Treat Vein Issues?
Varicose veins in the legs develop when the veins become weak and are not able to push the blood against gravity and back to the heart. The veins gradually stretch out of shape, twist, and become like reddish-blue ropes beneath the skin. Compression therapy is one treatment for varicose veins that puts pressure on the […]
How Can Compression Therapy Help?
Compression therapy is an effective and popular treatment for a variety of issues. The pain from chronic conditions involving the veins, in particular, can be largely alleviated using compression therapy. How Does It Work? Compression therapy works by placing even, steady pressure over the affected area. The garments providing the compression act as an extra […]
Does Compression Therapy Really Work for Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are not just unsightly. These highly visible veins just under the surface of the skin can be painful in the legs. Whether they’re painful or not, seeking treatment for varicose veins can help reduce the look of dark, spidery veins in your legs. One highly recommended treatment is compression therapy. What Is Compression […]
Get the Most Out of Compression Therapy
The main candidates for compression therapy are those who suffer from chronic venous disease. If you have experienced leg injury or surgery, excessive weight gain, prolonged periods without movement, or blood clots, compression therapy may be beneficial to you. Below we will take a look at how compression therapy works. Compression Stockings Compression therapy is […]
When is Compression Therapy Appropriate?
Compression therapy is a simple tactic for helping circulation, especially in your legs and feet. In this type of therapy, you wear compression socks or hose, which look like normal socks but are woven to be tighter and have elastic that lets them hug the contours of your legs, thus providing compression. It’s often a […]