Compression therapy

Read here about the effect of compression therapy, the different compression levels and find myths busted.


What is compression therapy?

Medical compression therapy applies a type of elastic device on limbs or other body parts to exert a controlled pressure on them. Thereby, the device squeezes the vein walls together and improves the circulatory rate. Medical compression also helps with reduction of oedema and recreates conditions beneficial for the healing of chronic inflammatory disorders.

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What compression level should I wear?

Basically, the greater the compression level, or compression strength, the tighter the compression stocking. These levels are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). It's the same scale used to measure your blood pressure.

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Get rid of misconceptions on compression wear

For too long, medical compression stockings have struggled with their dated image that is far from today’s reality. Still, rumors, misconceptions, reluctance, and preconceived ideas on compression wear persist. It’s time to get rid of the most popular misconceptions.

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