Compression Therapy Questions and Answers
If you or someone you know is suffering from pain and numbness in the legs, then visit Total Health Elevated and get treated with compression therapy. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced providers of compression therapy. For more information call us or schedule an appointment online.
The legs are the body’s lowest extremities, and due to their location, they can have problems with circulation and blood flow from the effects of gravity. This is often physically experienced as symptoms like tingling, numbness, pain, and protruding veins. Compression therapy focuses on addressing these concerns by improving blood flow to the legs, allowing the circulatory system to more easily pump blood from the legs back into the rest of the body. This treatment is safe, effective and proven to improve blood circulation in the legs and other areas of the body, which aids in exercise recovery.
What is compression therapy?
Compression therapy is a treatment that involves wearing socks or other compressive clothing that is designed to support the veins and increase circulation in the legs. Throughout the day, the compression provided by this therapy prevents blood from pooling in leg veins, thereby helping overall circulation and diminishing any potential leg swelling. Compression therapy has seen recent advancements, including newer technology like NormaTec, which offers dynamic compression that utilizes compressed air to mobilize fluid and improve circulation.
Why should you use compression therapy?
Compression therapy is commonly used to treat:
Chronic Venous Insufficiency — Also known as CVI, chronic venous insufficiency is one of the most common conditions treated with compression therapy. CVI is a common condition, affecting about 10 to 20 percent of men and about 25 to 40 percent of women. CVI is often associated with:
– varicose veins
– blood clots
Edema — A collection of fluid that causes swelling in the legs, ankles, or other areas, edema can have many causes, including:
– varicose veins
– sitting and standing for long periods
Deep Vein Thrombosis — Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that develops when a blood clot forms in one of the veins, often in a leg, and can travel to the lungs, which would be life threatening. Risk factors for DVT include:
– prolonged inactivity
Leg Ulcers — Leg ulcers are open sores or wounds on the legs, and are also a common complication of diabetes. Leg ulcers are associated with varicose veins and poor blood circulation and can be effectively treated with compression therapy.
What are the benefits of compression therapy?
– Compression therapy can provide a long list of amazing benefits, including:
– Better Blood Flow
– Prevention and Treatment of Varicose Veins
– Less Swelling
– Less Dizziness and Nausea
– Lower Risk of Blood Clots
– Healing Leg Ulcers
How often can you have compression therapy?
The frequency of treatments for compression therapy varies from patient to patient and is dependent upon several factors. When it comes to NormaTec, it is recommended to use before and after exercise, with sessions that can last anywhere between 10 to 60 minutes. To learn more about how often you can receive compression therapy, contact our office today and one of our friendly professionals will be happy to assist you.
What kind of compression therapy does Total Health Elevated use?
Total Health Elevated uses NormaTec compression, which is a pulse technology that is specially designed to employ three techniques to help with the body’s recovery process. The three techniques are:
Pulsing Compression — As compared to static compression, NormaTec uses pulsing compression. The pulsing pattern is more effective due to the way it emulates how the muscles pump in the arms and legs. It helps move fluid in the limbs.
Gradients — NormaTec utilizes pressures to keep fluid in the limbs from being moved in the wrong direction, which promotes proper blood flow and circulation.
Distal Release — In order to prevent backflow, NormaTec releases the hold pressures once they are not needed. The NormaTec method releases the hold pressure as soon as possible, and without a huge pause between the cycles, it allows each part of the limb to have the most rest time it can.
At Total Health Elevated, we are dedicated to providing you with all of your compression therapy needs. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced providers of compression therapy and can help you improve your circulation and recover from exercise more quickly. Call us today to book an appointment for compression therapy, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 17022 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91325. We look forward to serving you!
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