What is Compression Therapy?Gradient compression stockings has the highest compression at the ankles and the degreeof squeezing or compression, gradually decreases up the leg pushing blood back towardsthe heart.Compression is expressedin mmHg (millimeters of mercury)
Compression for edemaCompression increases the pressure in the tissues beneath the skin reducing excessleakage of fluid from the capillariesand increasing absorption of tissue fluidby the capillaries and lymphatic vessels,therefore it reduces and helps prevent swelling.
Compression for Treatment and Prevention of Thrombus ● Blood clots can form when vein valves become incompetent, and no longer push blood up to the heart, but rather the blood pools back down towards the feet, which generally forms varicose veins and risk of thrombus. ● Compression stockings apply graduated pressure to vein walls helping blood return to the heart, and preventing dilation of veins and venous stasis.
Compression Styles and OptionsTalk to your healthcare provider today to learn more about compression