Compression therapy is one of the more effective treatments for venous disorders. New stockings are extremely comfortable and more fashionable.
The purpose of compression is to put pressure on the leg in order to reduce the enlargement of superficial veins, force the blood up towards the heart and prevent oedemas caused by blood stagnating in the tissues.
A good compression management should:
• decrease the enlargement of superficial veins,
• prevent venous blood from stagnating by increasing its flow,
• reduce the oedema and inflammation of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues,
• eliminate pain,
• shield the skin from external shocks.
Elastic compression hosiery is available as socks, stockings or panty hoses, in various support levels and can be adapted to the length and shape of the leg, and to the severity of circulatory problems. Compression hosiery is more and more aesthetic, which makes it easier for patients to accept and wear.