Compression therapy is a treatment used to prevent the swelling, pain, and ulcerations that may occur after an episode of deep-vein thrombosis, vein removal, or blood clots in the deep veins of the leg.
Patients are required to wear compression stockings to reduce leg swelling and pain. Compression therapy is also used as an alternative to surgery to reduce the pain and swelling of varicose veins. Workers who stand all day are encouraged to wear compression stockings to increase venous circulation.
Last updated: 26-May-04