What is Compression Therapy?
Compression Therapy simply uses custom fitted, specially designed stockings to promote efficient circulation in your legs. By applying firm compression at the ankle and gradually releasing along the calf, knee and thigh, compression stockings can help alleviate the aches, pains, swelling and fatigue associated with venous insufficiency.
Who can benefit from Compression Therapy?
Anyone can experience leg vein problems. Standing or sitting for long periods during work or travel, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, unhealthy lifestyles, and age are all factors in venous insufficiency. Those who experience swelling and aching in the ankles and feet after exercising or walking may also find relief as a result of compression therapy. Compression stockings are essential following vein treatments such as sclerotherapy, laser vein treatment or vein surgery.
How can I start using compression therapy?
Compression therapy begins with a consultation during which a physician will discuss your circulation issues with you and decide whether compression therapy is an appropriate option. The physician will also select a specific compression level to meet your needs.
You will then be fitted for a custom pair of stockings with options for style, colour, length and activity. Once your stockings have been received, we will review with you their proper use, care and fit to ensure they can easily be made a convenient and effective part of your lifestyle.
Often the cost of compression stockings is covered in part by insurance companies.
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