What causes poor blood flow and what does good circulation look like in the veins?
Good blood flow in the veins
Good blood flow is important for keeping skin and tissues healthy. In a healthy leg tiny valves inside your veins open and close to ensure blood moves around the body in the right direction.
Poor blood flow in the veins
If these valves become damaged, blood can flow backwards causing veins to stretch and swell. Poor blood flow can cause your legs to feel sore and can also stop any wounds on your legs healing as well as they should.
How Compression therapy helps the veins
Compression therapy counteracts poor blood flow by applying a firm continuous graduated pressure to the muscles and veins in your legs. It exerts more pressure at the ankle to encourage blood to flow up the leg.