Cold/Compression Therapy Products for Relief of Pain and Swelling in the Clinic or at Home
Compression therapy is used in the treatment of lymphedema and venous disorders. Compression therapy can help stimulate the venous system and address the factors associated with clot formation. Veins in the foot and calf provide a natural pump that, when compressed, assist in the circulation of blood back to the heart. When a patient has decreased mobility, circulation is reduced and the risk of developing a clot is increased. If a clot is left untreated, it can be life threatening and cause serious complications. Furthermore, compression therapy can help in scar management during rehabilitation of a burn injury. Compression therapy can minimize the development of scaring, protect fragile skin, promote better circulation, and decrease itching. Compression therapy is also great for reducing and preventing swelling.