Compression Therapy & Compression Garments in New Jersey
What is compression therapy?
Compression therapy is a treatment option for chronic venous wounds or venous ulcerations in the lower legs, ankles, or feet. These conditions are common in patients who suffer from venous disease, a problem that prevents the veins from properly transporting blood out of the legs. Patients suffering from venous disease may also use compression therapy to prevent future wounds.
Leg compression therapy usually involves wearing medical compression socks, compression wraps, compression boots, or other compression garments that apply pressure to the lower limbs and promote blood flow. The technique has been used successfully for many years, and is offered at Princeton Wound Care Center by our certified experts in wound care and wound management.
Why is compression therapy used?
Patients suffering from problems with blood flow through the lower limbs—usually brought on by venous disease, do not have fully functioning valves in their blood vessels. This means that while a normally functioning blood vessel pumps blood through the lower limbs and then back toward the heart, a patient with venous disease has problems getting the blood back through the valves and up to the upper body. Instead, blood tends to flow in the wrong direction, pools in the lower limbs, and may leak out causing damage to nearby tissues.
Compression therapy has been used to remedy this condition and helps to keep the blood flowing properly back out of the lower limbs.
How does compression therapy work?
Compression therapy works by gently applying pressure to the legs and ankles using specific socks, stockings, or wraps. These garments are specifically created to provide support for the veins and to help promote proper blood flow out of the lower extremities. In turn, this can help chronic venous wounds to heal and prevents future tissue damage from occurring.
What are the advantages of undergoing compression therapy at Princeton Wound Care Center?
Undergoing compression therapy at Princeton Wound Care Center can offer you the following benefits:
- Simple and effective
- Strengthens veins
- Improves overall circulation
- Decreases swelling in lower legs and feet
If you’re interested in compression therapy, get in touch with a wound care specialist at Princeton Wound Care Center in New Jersey. Our state-of-the-art facility is home to experts in complex and chronic wound care. Call our office today at 609-945-3611 or fill out the form on this page to contact our office.