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How Does Compression Therapy Help?

There are many different forms of physical therapy, some include swimming, and some include walking or strength training. But what about compression therapy? Depending on the needs of the individual, compression therapy may be a beneficial form of psychical therapy.

Compression therapy is a popular form of physical therapy that many individuals choose for a variety of reasons. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “By squeezing your lower legs, compression therapy helps the veins return blood to your heart and prevent the pooling of blood and swelling.”

Various studies have observed the benefits of compression therapy to better understand how it can be used. While some are still considered preliminary, they offer insight into how compression therapy can be used. Let’s take a look at just a couple of studies that explore the use of compression therapy.

Compression Therapy Against Venous Leg Ulcers

In a 2009 study conducted by researchers in Switzerland observed the use of compression on individuals with venous leg ulcers. A total of 8 individual studies were published over 8 years, using test 535 patients over the span of 12 to 78 weeks. The study participants were observed using various forms of compression therapy against venous leg ulcers. Though using more primitive forms of compression therapy than what is commonly used today, the results of the study were fascinating.

According to the results of the study, “Ulcers that healed did so within 11 weeks, an average of 5 weeks before the end of the prespecified observation period. Healing with stockings occurred an average of 3 weeks earlier than with bandages.”

The significance of this particular study shows the benefit of using a form of compression therapy. More contemporary forms of compression therapy, like the compression boots utilized by Modern Cryo & Wellness, build off of these earlier studies and develop our understanding of how this form of psychical therapy can help us.

Compression Therapy After Ankle Fracture Surgery

Another study was conducted in 2017, observing the use of compression therapy after ankle fracture surgery. 451 patients throughout 8 individual studies were observed, calculating ankle movement, pain reduction, and movement.

According to the results of the study, “Seven studies found a significant effect on edema, two studies described a significant reduction in pain, one a positive effect on ankle movement, two a positive effect on wound healing, one a reduction in LOS and finally two studies reported reduction in TTS.”

The results of the study were considered preliminary, with the research team suggesting a more in-depth exploration of the topic to develop a better understanding of how compression therapy can be used. However, these results offer evidence of an important use for compression therapy. For those experiencing surgery as the result of an ankle fracture, please discuss this route of physical therapy with your physician.

Where to Book a Compression Therapy Appointment

Ready to explore compression therapy for yourself? Booking an appointment with Modern Cryo & Wellness is a hassle-free way to do just that!

Individuals who want to book a compression therapy appointment can do so by using the Book Now button on our website. From there, services and an appointment date can be chosen. Add-ons are also available when booking an appointment with Modern Cryo & Wellness.

Have questions or concerns? Give us a call at (469)-514-8122 or send us an email at info@moderncryo.com. One of our experienced and knowledgeable staff members will be happy to address your concerns or questions regarding any of our services or your upcoming appointment. Our goal is to help our customers feel confident when going into their compression therapy appointment.

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