The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and efficient mechanical principle: the application of an elastic garment around the leg.
By compressing the limb with graduated compression – strongest at the ankle and decreasing going up the leg – the compression stocking helps the venous return, decreases venous pressure, prevents venous stasis, reduces edema, deterioration of venous walls, and efficiently relieves aching and heavy legs by aiding the body in moving blood up the leg against the pull of gravity.
This treatment is prescribed by a clinician to treat lymphoedema, phlebitis, thrombosis and aftercare following surgery, sclerotherapy and any other forms of varicose vein treatment, and to relieve all conditions of chronic venous disease (heavy legs, varicose veins, oedema’s and leg ulcers).
It can also be prescribed to prevent venous issues during pregnancy and long distance travel. If no contraindications, like severe arterial insufficiency are present, you may even buy compression stockings of lower pressure without prescription