What is Compression Therapy?

What is Compression Therapy?

Compression therapy is an essential and non-invasive approach to managing specific medical conditions, and is temporarily effective in treating venous disorders such as varicose veins and lymphedema. This therapy primarily involves the use of compression stockings designed to apply pressure to the legs, aiding in the proper flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, which is crucial for overall leg health.

Conditions like varicose veins and lymphedema can lead to symptoms such as leg pain, swelling, and a sensation of heaviness.  These symptoms cause discomfort and can worsen, impacting quality of life. Compression therapy plays a pivotal role in managing these symptoms, promoting circulation, reducing swelling, and alleviating discomfort.

At StrideCare we offer a range of compression stocking options tailored to each patient’s needs and lifestyle. Discover the benefits of compression therapy by scheduling a consultation with our expert team, available at over 20 convenient locations across Texas.

What to Expect When Using Compression Stockings

Wearing compression stockings is a comfortable and straightforward experience. To ensure a proper fit, a healthcare professional will measure the patient’s legs. Once fitted, these stockings apply consistent pressure to the legs, promoting improved blood flow towards the heart and reducing fluid buildup. Patients who wear compression stockings often experience relief from swelling and discomfort, symptoms commonly associated with venous disorders or lymphedema. Designed for everyday wear, these stockings easily integrate into patients’ daily routines.

After beginning compression therapy, patients typically notice relief from symptoms such as swelling, pain, and leg fatigue. The consistent use of compression stockings is key to managing symptoms effectively. It is common to experience a period of adjustment as patients get used to wearing stockings daily. We recommend regular follow-up visits to monitor conditions and adjust the therapy as needed. At our clinics, we provide comprehensive guidance on how to use compression stockings and are committed to ensuring a successful and comfortable experience.

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