Compression therapy

Compression therapy is a common treatment to help improve blood flow in your lower legs.


Compression therapy is the therapy of choice for the management of venous (vein) conditions, such as a during and after healing of a venous leg ulcer, and in disorders of the lymphatic system (e.g. chronic oedema, lymphoedema and lipoedema).

Compression gets to the root of the problem and it is therefore really important that once it’s done its initial job, it is continued in the long-term. Here you can discover how compression works, why it is important to wear your compression to heal venous leg ulcers and prevent them and any swelling from coming back.

You can also read all about the different compression products available, from wraps, hosiery, application aids and more.
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Living with lymphoedema/chronic oedema means using compression garments in the long term to manage your condition. Compression garments work by applying external pressure to the limb that helps to reduce and prevent swelling.
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Here, we explain how compression therapy works to improve lower limb health and why wearing it in the long term helps to maximise its benefits. Whatever you do, keep on wearing your compression to keep your legs healthy for life.
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As you wear your compression garment everyday, it pays to look after it well. Read on for advice on how to care for your garment so it stays in good shape while you do too.
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Compression therapy is key to managing venous and lymphatic conditions. To be successful in the long term, it helps to understand why wearing compression is important, and what choices are available, so you can find the right solution for you.
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Several studies have highlighted that most people who are prescribed compression don’t fully understand the benefits of wearing it. For lowerlimb compression garments to work effectively, they must fit well. Here we highlight how compression therapy works and why good fit is so important.
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Every compression garment is categorised into a class of its own, but what does this mean and why is it important that you know the class of your garment? Here we explain what you need
to know, because not all classes are created equally.
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There is a wide range of compression garments available, each with their own characteristics and benefits. Understanding what these are can help you to find a garment that is right for you. Here, we explain the options available.
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A helping hand
If you have difficulty applying or removing your compression garment, consider using an application aid. These are designed to help your garment slide more easily on and off
the limb.
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If you have been advised to wear a compression garment to manage a lower limb condition, you may find it helpful to understand how compression works. Here, we detail how compression therapy can help to improve your limb health.
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Arms or legs, hosiery or wrap, whatever compression garment you wear, it is important that  it fits properly. Here we explain why.
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Every compression garment is categorised into a class, but what does this mean and how does it affect your limb health? Here we explain why understanding the class of your garment matters.
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Compression therapy is used as a key part of the management of conditions that arise from disorders of the venous and or lymphatic systems.
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Compression therapy is used as a key part of the management of conditions that arise from disorders of the venous and or lymphatic systems.
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If you have lymphoedema in your arm it is important that you protect your skin from damage such as breaks, bites and scratches, which can put you at risk of infection.
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Does pain from your venous leg ulcer mean that you find it difficult to wear your compression? This is a common problem and help is available. Read on to find out what you can do to manage your pain and find a compression solution that is comfortable.
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Looking after your wound and changing your dressing is straightforward once you know how!
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