Benefits of Compression Therapy
Our veins do so much for us, so when they stop working properly it can cause quite a situation. Sometimes, our veins start behaving strangely as a side effect of another illness or treatment (such as surgery), but they can act out on their own, too.
If you have a vein issue, you may have starting learning about various treatments that can help you recover. Depending on your specific issue, some treatments may be more suitable than others, so it’s important to consult your physician before you try a new treatment or therapy on your own. That being said, compression therapy might be a good option for you if your veins are starting to give you trouble. Keep reading to learn about what issues compression therapy helps treat, and the benefits of such a treatment.
Compression therapy refers to the use of compression garments to help support normal vein function. Essentially, a sock or sleeve with graduated elastics help constrict the limb in question, helping reduce pain and encouraging veins to loosen up. Think about a compression sock or sleeve as an extra muscle giving the veins extra support for those who have compromised vein function.
Certain chronic venous diseases may be more common in certain patients, especially those who have gone through:
- Obesity or excessive weight gain
- Long periods of sitting or standing
- Blood clots
- Leg injury/surgery
Compression therapy might be a good option for you if you’re interested in starting treatment for advanced vein disease. Compression socks or sleeves generally must be worn extensively to see the best results, so if you are unable to wear them during the day and night they might not be the best option for you. We will discuss all of your options with you and help you select the best treatment for your specific situation.
If you have a vein disease and are looking for more information regarding your treatment options, make today the day you give us a call. Call us today at 682-499-5672 to schedule a consultation and get on the path to better vein health.