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Compression therapy for the treatment of lower leg venous and lymphatic disease has been around for as long as the disease has been documented.
The aims of compression therapy are to use an external force to increase venous return and reduce oedema (swelling). At Vein Care SA we use compression stockings to provide this external compression force.
Compression therapy is commonly used for the following vein-related symptoms and conditions:
Whilst there are other methods of compression that may be used in extreme situations such as extensive ulceration, the mainstay of compression therapy is compression stockings.
The compression in these stockings is graduated, which means the maximum compression is at the ankle with gradual reduction in compression as you progress up the leg.
When used long term, compression stockings should be replaced every 3-6 months.
Level 1 Compression therapy is used for:
Prevention of deep vein thrombosis, mild oedema, achy legs from a standing occupation.
Level 2 Compression therapy is used for:
Varicose veins, venous ulcers, after ultrasound guided sclerotherapy (UGS) treatment, treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and superficial thrombo-phlebitis (STP).
Level 3 Compression therapy is used for:
Extensive DVT, extensive STP, post-thrombotic syndrome.