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Compression Therapy

The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and efficient mechanical principle: the application of an elastic garment around the leg.

By compressing the limb with graduated compression that is strongest at the ankle and decreasing going up the leg the compression stocking helps with: 

  • Venous return
  • Decreased venous pressure
  • Preventing venous stasis and deterioration of venous walls
  • Efficiently relieving aching and heavy legs by aiding the body in moving blood up the leg against the pull of gravity

Compression is prescribed to treat:

  • Phlebitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Thrombosis 
  • Aftercare following surgery
  • Sclerotherapy and any other forms of varicose vein treatment
  • To relieve all conditions of chronic venous disease (heavy legs, varicose veins, oedemas, leg ulcers) 

 

Lymphoedema Garments

Effects of compression

1.            Hemodynamics effect

  • Increases venous blood flow
  • Decreases venous blood volume
  • Reduces reflux in diseased superficial and/or deep veins
  • Reduces a pathologically elevated venous pressure  

2.            Effect on tissue

  • Reduces an elevated oedema in the tissue
  • Increases the drainage of toxic substances
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Sustains reparative processes
  • Improves movement of tendons and joint