Compression Therapy

Compression therapy is one common way to help alleviate symptoms from varicose veins. Compression stockings gently squeeze veins in the legs, helping blood return to the heart and thus reducing swelling. By promoting better blood circulation, compression therapy can prevent the progression of varicose veins and related issues.

What is compression therapy?

  • It is the principle of applying graduated compression via an elastic garment around the leg.
  • Pressure assists veins in returning blood to the heart.
  • Alleviates pressure on the veins and relieves painful symptoms.
  • May be used at any point during treatment cycle.

How is compression measured?

  • Depends on the severity of your condition.
  • Amount of compression based on pressure exerted at the ankle and thigh.
  • Measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg)

We encourage you to follow our recommended compression therapy protocol. Please contact us to get fit for compression stockings. We have these available to purchase in our office.

A woman is putting on her stockings