Medical compression solutions
What is compression therapy?
Medical compression therapy applies a type of elastic device on limbs or other body parts to exert a controlled pressure on them.
By compressing the limbs or other body regions, the medical compression device squeezes the vein walls together, thereby improving overall circulation and supporting blood flow back towards the heart.
In addition, it helps to reduce swelling and formation of edema in edematous tissues by reducing the capillary leakage into the tissue and supports the lymphatic drainage of interstitial fluid. Medical compression provides significant relief of leg aching, pain, the feeling of swelling and heaviness, and other venous and lymphatic symptoms such as:
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Venous edema
- Varicose veins
- Spider veins
- Leg ulcer
- General discomfort
Different materials, forms, and styles are available
Medical compression can be applied in different pressure degrees, forms, and styles and materials based on the symptoms and needs of individuals. Round- and flat-knitted garments (stockings, leggings, shorts, tights, pantyhose, arm sleeves, gloves, etc.), wraps, and bandages are available.
Text copied from our supplier, www.sigvaris.com