Sitting or standing for long hours can negatively affect your legs by causing leg swelling, pain & heaviness. This can lead to a decrease in work performance and can involve anyone working in different prolonged postures, regardless of the job sector.

Just as important, compression garments can improve your overall quality of life by…

  • Reducing leg swelling
  • Reducing leg pain
  • Reducing leg heaviness
  • Increase your work performance in standing and sitting position

Compression therapy is a cornerstone in the management of veno-lymphatic disorders. A wide variety of compression products exist, each having specific characteristics that make them more or less suitable for an individual patient. The selection of the correct compression garment should consider many different factors. This is crucial for an effective and patient-centered therapy.

The choice of the correct garment for an individual patient is influenced by many factors:

  • Clinical status of the patient (condition for which the garment is to be used; stage, severity & swelling site of edema)
  • Age, mobility, ability to manage/tolerate garments
  • Skin condition (fragile, ulcerated, normal)
  • Limb morphology
  • Stiffness of the fabric
  • Self-care (health status, patient’s understanding of condition & desire to change) & financial situation of patient

Medical Compression therapy Beneficial Effects:

  • Improves venous return
  • Decreases filtration
  • Enhances lymph formation & lymphatic flow
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces signs & symptoms
  • Reduces & prevents edema
  • Accelerates wound healing
  • Improves & prevents skin conditions
  • Reduces mechanical impairment & pain
  • Increases physical activity & tissue stabilizatio – enhances quality of life

For more information on compression garments, view our video library:

Schedule an appointment with Vein Specialists of the Carolinas to get started with compression therapy for your vein health and quality of life.

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