What is compression therapy?
Compression therapy means wearing socks or stockings or having bandages that are specifically designed to support your veins and increase circulation in your legs. Throughout the day the compression they provide prevents blood from pooling in the leg veins, thereby helping overall circulation and diminishing any leg swelling you may have.
How does compression stocking work?
Compression stockings improve the signs and symptoms of various conditions of venous diseases by providing graduated compression therapy to help control leg swelling and discomfort. They are designed to provide support to legs and veins, assist with circulation and minimise swelling.
The compression is graduated, with the strongest support starting at the ankles and gradually decreasing towards the top of the garment. This gradual support works in conjunction with the pumping action of the calf muscles, which also assist with circulation.