Compression therapy offers a suitable solution to chronic venous disease and can help build vein support, without surgery or any type of procedure. In fact, compression therapy is performed at-home with the use of specialized socks or stockings.
Over time, vein walls weaken and faulty valves can allow
blood to flow backward and pool in legs and lower extremities. This leads to constricted
blood flow and produces a variety of vascular issues and associated symptoms.
Compression therapy is a safe, effective, and noninvasive
treatment option for individuals that suffer from chronic venous disease. It
involves wearing specialized stockings, which are made of an elastic material
and provide graduated compression from the ankle to up the leg.
How Does Compression Therapy Work?
In order to get started, patients should schedule an in-person consultation with a vein specialist. If the provider determines that you are a good candidate for treatment, he will assess the severity of blood flow constriction to recommend the amount of compression needed. Patients will then be prescribed therapeutic socks, stockings, pantyhose or sleeves to wear on a daily basis.
What Are the Benefits?
There are a number of benefits of compression therapy. To start, it is a noninvasive, nonsurgical, and non-pharmacologic approach to the treatment of chronic vein disease.
Additionally, compression stockings stretch and strengthen
vein walls in order to boost circulation and increase blood flow activity in
lower extremities. This not only alleviates existing symptoms, including leg
swelling, heaviness, aching, and throbbing, it can also prevent the development
or worsening of spider and varicose veins.
To learn more, please contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced vein specialists.