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What is compression therapy?

Compression socks and tights help to support your legs and feet for healthy living.

If you have a lower limb condition or a leg ulcer, part of your treatment may include wearing compression therapy.

Compression therapy such as; compression bandages, compression stockings, compression socks and wrap systems, provide support to your calf muscle and the damaged or weakened valves within your leg. The compression system you are prescribed will help the excess fluid in your leg move back into the veins and push the blood flow out of your legs back up towards your heart. 

If you, a relative or someone your know has a leg condition, it’s important that you do something as early as possible to prevent the condition getting worse. Visit our common conditions section to view some of the early signs and symptoms to look out for. 

Read more about how compression works, or the types of compression therapy here.

*If you’re new to compression or have concerns about your legs or feet, please talk to your GP, nurse or pharmacist for further advice on whether compression might be suitable for you.  

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