Compression Therapy

with medical stockings

Compression therapy

The concept of compression therapy lies on a simple and efficient
mechanical principle: the application of an elastic garment around the leg.
By compressing the limb with graduated compression - strong at the ankle
and decreasing going up the leg - the compression stockings press the veins together and thus reduce their diameter.
The diseased venous valves close again and prevent reverse flow.
Blood in the veins can now flow better and faster.

It can also be prescribed to prevent venous troubles during pregnancy and long distance travel. Depending on the pathology, medical compression therapy can be applied in different forms:

  • socks
  • stockings
  • pantyhose
  • bandages



Controlled pressure

The principle of this therapy is to exert a controlled pressure on the limb.
The pressure unit is the millimeter of mercury (mmHg) or the hecto Pascals (hPa). 1 mmHg = 1.33 hPa.

Types of venous disease

The causes of venous desease are manifold, ranging from hereditary or
age-related weak connective tissue to changes in hormonal balance
(e.g. the pill, pregnancy, menopause)
obesity, alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise or intensive solar irradiation.

Thrombosis / pulmonary embolism

  • open legs,
  • inflammation of the vein,
  • spider veins