Compression therapy uses controlled pressure to increase blood flow in your legs and improve blood flow to the heart. At the same time, it supports your veins and decreases swelling. Compression therapy improve the signs of various conditions of venous disease by providing graduated compression therapy to help swelling and discomfort.
Types of compression
- Compression stockings are the most common mode of compression therapy.
- Compression wraps or bandages are also common options.
Compression therapy means wearing socks or stockings that are specially designed to support your veins and increase circulation in your legs. The socks or stockings are normally worn in the morning upon arising, and removed at night. Throughout the day the compression they provide prevents blood from pooling in leg veins, thereby helping overall circulation and diminishing any leg swelling you may have.