Compression therapy is a valuable treatment for improving chronic wounds. At Princeton Wound Care (PWC) in Princeton, New Jersey, the team offers expert compression therapy for wounds of the lower legs, ankles, or feet. In addition to care at the Princeton office, PWC also offers compression therapy with on-site treatment in rehab centers, assisted living, and long-term care facilities in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware. For a consultation and to see if compression therapy is right for you, call the office.
Compression therapy is a treatment option for soft tissue wounds caused by poor circulation, referred to as chronic venous wounds. These types of injuries often affect the lower legs, ankles, and feet, due to chronic conditions like peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or diabetes.
Compression therapy uses specialized stockings, wraps, and garments to apply controlled pressure to the upper or lower limbs. This type of pressure promotes circulation and supports healthy blood flow through the body.
The team at PWC has extensive knowledge of the proper application of compression therapy to help prevent, improve, and heal complex and slow-healing wounds.
Compression therapy is beneficial for anyone who suffers from poor blood flow in the extremities. Even if you don’t have signs of venous disease or insufficient blood flow, you may benefit from compression therapy.
Compression therapy could benefit your health if you:
In some cases, the team may recommend compression therapy after surgery or some vein treatments.
Compression therapy applies constant amounts of gentle pressure along the entire length of the limb being treated. This pressure supports the blood vessels of the limbs, which are weakened and unable to effectively move blood through the arm or leg and back to the heart.
Without the active movement of blood through the tissues of the extremities, tissues don't receive blood and oxygen. Reduced blood flow makes healing difficult and is the underlying cause of chronic venous ulcers that are slow or nonhealing.
Compression therapy helps offset weakened vessels, improves blood flow, and promotes healing in the limb.
Aside from improved healing, compression therapy is a beneficial part of your treatment plan because it:
The compression therapy specialists at PWC determine how to improve your circulation and heal your wounds using specialized compression products.
For an expert consultation about how compression therapy can help you, call Princeton Wound Care or schedule an appointment today. PWC provides on-site care at rehab centers, assisted-living facilities, and nursing homes in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware.