Lower extremities guide

A guide to selecting compression solutions for the lower extremities.


"Compression therapy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of
lymphedema and for the treatment and prevention of VLUs. The medical
literature supports appropriate compression as a means to reduce the
incidence of costly recurrence of both of these afflictions” (Watts, 2015).*

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Further reading



Lymphedema is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. Treatment includes medical compression, among others.
What is compression therapy?

What is compression therapy?

Medical compression therapy applies a type of elastic device on limbs or other body parts to exert a controlled pressure on them. Thereby, the device squeezes the vein walls together and improves the circulatory rate. Medical compression also helps with reduction of edema and recreates conditions beneficial for the healing of chronic inflammatory disorders.
Compression levels and indications

Compression levels and indications

Basically, the greater the compression level, or compression strength, the tighter the compression stocking. These levels are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). It's the same scale used to take your blood pressure.
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