MAKING COMPRESSION THERAPY EASY FOR THOSE WITH VARICOSE VEINS, LYMPHOEDEMA, DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS & LEG ULCERS
If you suffer from Varicose Veins, Lymphoedema, Deep Vein Thrombosis or Leg Ulcers, your doctor or health care professional may have been recommended that you start using compression stockings or socks.
This is known as Compression Therapy and it’s a simple and effective way to enhance blood flow in the legs. It may also help you if you’re experiencing swelling during pregnancy or after surgery.
Compression stockings are specially made, firmly-fitting hosiery that supports the ankle and applies graduated compression up the leg.
HOW DO COMPRESSION STOCKINGS WORK?
Compression stockings work by supporting blood vessel walls to improve overall blood flow and reduce or eliminate swelling.
These garments are firm and can be difficult for the average person to pull over their legs or arms!
If you or your loved one experience pain or lack of mobility when putting on stockings, we recommend using a compression stocking donner like the EZY-As, to make your life easier and avoid discomfort.
According to doctors, wearing compression stockings is one of the best things you can do to slow down the development of varicose veins that you already have or avoid them altogether.
Compression garments will help with the management of pain, hyperpigmentation and oedema.
We recommend talking to your doctor first before you start using compression stockings for varicose veins.
For sufferers of varicose veins experiencing lower levels of mobility due to age, leg trauma, pregnancy, or weight, the Ezy-As donning aid will make applying the compression stocking that much easier.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with Lymphoedema, treatments focus on reducing swelling and controlling pain. Unfortunately, there’s currently no cure.
Treatments encourage lymph fluid to flow back toward the lymph nodes and include light exercises and massage, pneumatic compression or bandaging the limb.
Compression garments play a role in the long-term management of lymphoedema, particularly after undertaking physical therapy.
We recommend asking your doctor where you can buy compression garments in your community as some people will require custom-made compression garments.
If you have difficulties putting the compression garment on, we recommend using the Ezy-As to make applying the compression stockings much easier.
If you or your loved one are prone to blood clots, a doctor or health care professional may suggest they wear medical compression stockings to control or prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), especially when sitting for extended periods, such as long-haul flights or rest after hospital surgery.
Compression garments play a key role helping circulation that helps to reduce leg pain and swelling.
Sufferers of DVT, with pain or limited mobility can use the EZY-As compression sock aid to deal with the difficulty of donning their compression garments.
If you or your loved one has poor blood circulation in their legs, they may be at risk of developing a venous leg ulcer on their lower leg.
Medical compression therapy may be prescribed by your doctor to help with wound healing. Those with chronic leg ulcers can often struggle to bend over and pull the tight stockings over their legs, due to other conditions such as osteoarthritis, paralysis or a leg injury.
A foot funnel can assist in putting shoes on, as it has a rope attachment so you don’t need to bend over and handle the shoe.
Please Note: This information is of a general nature only and does not take into account your specific circumstances. Please talk to your Doctor or health care professional about any information of interest.