Compression Therapy

Benefits of Compression Therapy

  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Decreases lactic acid buildup and prevents cramping.
  • Relieves aching or swollen legs from standing for long periods of time or pregnancy.
  • Helps reduce unwanted visible veins and decreases the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
  • Speeds up injury/muscle recovery.

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Compression Therapy Benefits: Relief for Swollen Legs, Athletic Recovery

If you stand a lot, have poor circulation, swollen achy legs or perform athletic sports, Compression Therapy may be the solution for you. Compression therapy is a non-invasive treatment used to provide regulated pressures to particular parts of the body.

Compression Therapy Benefits Relief for Swollen Legs, Athletic Recovery

They are used for recovery from surgery, managing chronic disease, and vascular insufficiencies and/or boosting athletic performance.

Jack Nathan Rehab offers compression solutions to improve circulation and reduce swelling, considering your mobility and the ideal compression strength needed.

Compression Therapy in Heart and Vascular Health

Another benefit of compression therapy is that it can help promote heart and vascular health. Compression therapy promotes blood circulation resulting in the prevention of cardiovascular conditions.

Compression Therapy may help contribute to the treatments of:

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Varicose veins
  • Lymphedema
  • Venous ulcers
  • Edema

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Types of Compression Therapy

Light compression can be found at most drug stores and pharmacies as an off-the-shelf product under the range of 20 mmHg. These stockings are non-medical supports used for comfort with no underlying conditions (Class I).

Types of Compression Therapy

Medium compression is the most commonly prescribed medical grade compression stockings that ranges from 20-30 mmHG (Class II). These stockings provide competent gradient compression without feeling too tight.

High compression is a secondary prescribed medical grade compression that ranges from 30-40 mmHg (Class III). These stockings are the tightest fitting and can be beneficial for chronic conditions, severe pain and swelling.

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Use of Compression Therapy for Athletes

Athletes have turned to compression stockings to boost their performance since compression clothing is thought to minimize muscle fatigue and improve circulation, resulting in better oxygen supply.

Use of Compression Therapy for Athletes

When being fitted with compression stockings to avoid any adverse effects it’s important to see a trained professional such as a Chiropodist or Chiropractor in compression therapy to ensure proper fitting stockings

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What are Compression Stockings?

Compression stockings are a garment to apply controlled pressure to the legs. These stockings are designed to fit snugly, exerting varying degrees of pressure on the underlying tissues.

The pressure levels vary depending on the patient’s needs and help promote blood circulation, reduce swelling, and alleviate discomfort.

Advantages of the Compression Therapy

  • Healing & Management: Encourages healing and addresses multiple health issues.
  • Blood Circulation: Aids in enhancing circulation, especially for conditions like varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, and venous insufficiency.
  • Blood Flow Assistance: Helps direct blood flow back to the heart, minimizing blood clot risks and preventing swelling.

Key Benefits:

  • Enhanced Circulation: Improves blood flow.
  • Lactic Acid Management: Reduces buildup and wards off cramping.
  • Relief for Legs: Alleviates discomfort from prolonged standing or pregnancy.
  • Vein Health: Minimizes visible veins and decreases deep vein thrombosis risk.
  • Recovery Booster: Accelerates injury and muscle healing.

Role of Compression Therapy in Treating Venous Leg Ulcers
Role of Compression Therapy in Treating Venous Leg Ulcers

Compression Therapy can be an effective method to treat leg ulcers. The compression from the stockings promotes circulation in your legs, decreasing pressure and swelling. Patients with Edema (swelling produced by excess fluid) surrounding wounds, ulcers, or surgical incisions, lymphedema (collection of lymphatic fluid), and or pregnant women with leg swelling can all benefit from increased circulation and reduced swelling, aiding tissue regeneration.

Risks and Contraindications of Compression Therapy

Although compression therapy can be extremely beneficial, it is important to note the risks. The risks of compression therapy may include skin irritation. This may include itchiness and redness.

If the compression stockings are improperly fitted, this can cause rare side effects including nerve damage or decreased blood flow due to excessive pressure. Jack Nathan Rehab will determine the best fit and level of compression for your needs.

What to Expect During Your Appointment

During your appointment, your Chiropodist or Chiropractor will assess your condition and determine what type of compression therapy is right for you. Your measurements will be taken to ensure you have the correct fit. You will learn how to put the compression stockings on correctly and how long to wear them.


Compression stockings provide graduated pressure to the feet and legs supporting blood flow back to the heart. Compression stockings come in different compression levels to treat various venous diseases, promote healing, and help the legs from becoming tired and achy.

Our team at Jack Nathan Rehab will help determine the best fit and level of compression for your needs.

Compression Therapy FAQ:

What is compression therapy used for?

Compression Therapy is used to provide regulated pressures to parts of the body. They are used for recovery from surgery, managing chronic disease or boosting athletic performance.

What are examples of compression therapy?

Examples of compression therapy include Compression Stockings, Compression Bandages, Compression Sleeves, Compression Massage or Compression Wraps.

What is compression massage good for?

Compression Massages are good for increasing circulation, managing swelling or pain in the leg, reducing muscle tension, and activating lymphatic drainage.

Does compression therapy actually work?

Yes, compression therapy can help improve circulation, reduce swelling, minimize muscle fatigue, decrease lactic acid buildup, reduce unwanted visible veins, and relieve aching legs from standing for lengthy periods of time.

What are the risks of compression therapy?

Risks of compression therapy may include skin irritation including redness or itchiness. 

When should you not use compression therapy?

If you are wondering if compression therapy is safe for you, seek a professional such as a Chiropodist or Chiropractor who has been trained in compression therapy.

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700 Centre St,
Thornhill, ON L4J 0A7

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8300 Highway 27
Vaughan, ON L4H 0R9

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5085 Mayfield Rd,
Brampton, ON L6R 3S9

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700 St. Albert Trail
St. Albert, AB T8N 7A5

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Edmonton, Alberta, T5S 2V9

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