The Various Uses for Compression Products
Compression therapy utilizes controlled pressure to increase the blood flow to your heart, while at the same time supporting your veins and reducing swelling. It is designed to assist people with circulatory issues and helps to reduce swelling in the leg, ankle, and foot, provide relief from leg aches, and increase blood circulation.
With a wide range of compression garments available, it can be difficult to figure out which might be right for you. Consult your healthcare professional about whether you may benefit from compression therapy products.
Who can Compression Therapy Help?
Compression products are often worn by people who spend a lot of time standing in a day, as they can help maintain the health of their feet over the long term. Certain professions can greatly benefit from these products, such as:
- Medical Professionals
- Air Travel Workers
- Office Workers
- Chefs and Other Foodservice Workers
- Retail Workers
- Factory Workers
- Truck Drivers
- Maids, Housekeepers and Janitors
When can Compression Therapy Help?
There are a wide range of conditions for which compression therapy can ease the symptoms or improve recovery. These may include:
Chronic venous insufficiency
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the venous wall and/or valves in the leg veins are not working effectively, making it difficult for blood to return to the heart from the legs
Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. Although edema can affect any part of your body, you may notice it more in the feet, ankles, and legs.
Deep vein thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling but also can occur with no symptoms.
A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) sore that takes more than 2 weeks to heal. They usually develop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle.
Where can I Get Started?
If you think you could benefit from compression therapy, feel free to speak with one of our in-store Compression Specialists today.