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After an injury or without injury due to some pathological condition swelling is present in your hand, arm leg, foot, or thigh. This swelling or edema can restrict your movement and cause pain. For the edema, At Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre we have a compression therapy unit. At our clinic, our Physiotherapists combine Compression therapy with movement and it is scientifically proven that when you walk and activate your calf muscles, compression helps “pump” blood back to your heart. This combo can reduce swelling in the legs. Sports and Performance

Uses of Compression Therapy

Medical Uses

Treating Venous Insufficiency

Compression therapy is widely employed in the treatment of venous insufficiency, a condition where the veins in the legs struggle to return blood to the heart. This can lead to discomfort, swelling, and varicose veins. Compression stockings are often recommended to alleviate these symptoms and prevent complications.

Post-Surgery Recovery

After surgical procedures, patients are at risk of blood clots and swelling. Compression therapy can aid in preventing these issues by promoting healthy blood flow, reducing swelling, and accelerating the healing process.

Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema is a condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid, leading to swelling in the arms or legs. Compression garments play a crucial role in managing this condition, helping to alleviate discomfort and reduce swelling.

Enhanced Athletic Performance
Athletes and sports enthusiasts have embraced compression therapy to enhance their performance. The increased circulation and muscle support provided by compression garments can aid in reducing muscle fatigue and improving endurance.
Quicker Recovery
Athletes also use compression garments to speed up post-exercise recovery. The therapy helps remove metabolic waste products from muscles and reduces muscle soreness.

Compression therapy has the following benefits

  • Prevention of leg swelling
  • Management of varicose veins
  • Management of varicose veins and other leg symptoms during pregnancy
  • Prevention of venous thromboembolism in immobile persons
  • Improved healing of leg ulcers
  • Prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers
  • Maintenance therapy for lymphedema

Frequently Ask Questions:

We have put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information. If you have any queries or questions? Feel free to ask. Send us an email or call us at the numbers provided. You can also contact us on WhatsApp and personally at our Saket or Gurugram clinic.

Q; What is compression therapy?

A: This therapy is a simple and effective means of increasing blood flow activity in the lower limbs through strengthening vein support. It’s a form of wound care that aims to gently apply pressure to the ankles and legs by wearing specifically designed compression bandages/stockings. Also, we can use this for abdominal and upper limbs as well like post-breast surgery we can use this because females get Edema of upper limbs post-breast surgery.

Q: Is compression therapy suitable for everyone?

A: This therapy is generally safe, but it’s essential to consult a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment.

Q; What are the types of compression?

A: Types of compression
• Compression stockings
• Compression wraps
• mechanical compression devices, such as a compressed air device

Q; Are there any side effects of compression therapy?

A: Side effects are rare but may include skin irritation or discomfort. Proper fitting and consultation with a professional can minimize these risks.

Q: How is compression therapy done?

Compression therapy works by applying controlled pressure to the surface veins, keeping their diameter small, and returning blood to the deep vein system which in turn pushes the blood upward toward the heart. Improved blood flow helps in the healing of active ulcers and preventing ulcer recurrences.

Q: Why does compression stop the pain?

A; Pressing the injury helps reduce and prevent swelling. Reducing pain – Inflammation also causes the injury to hurt more because it puts a lot of pressure on the injured area. Since compressing can be reduce swelling, it also promotes pain relief.

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