Compression therapy may be suggested by the doctor after your examination, testing and measuring is complete. Compression therapy is an effective, inexpensive fundamental strategy in treatment of lower extremity venous disease.* Please consult your doctor before using compression therapy higher than 20 mmHg.
Graduated compression is the type used in chronic venous disease. Compression is usually prescribed to relieve symptoms of heaviness, fatigue, and pain or it may be prescribed as an adjunct to the vein treatment during the healing period or preventative.
The benefits of compression are decrease of dilatation of superficial veins that is responsible for increase congestion and back up of fluid from the veins and into the tissues causing swelling and aching. The compression stockings have different degree of compression (pressure) and they come in a variety of textures and colors.
*Individual results may vary.