Compression Therapy for Varicose Veins
Benefits of Compression Therapy
The recommendations of the International Consensus Conference on compression therapy, published in 2004 (1), clearly defined the use of medical compression stockings. These recommendations review the literature on the subject and validate their efficiency for many indications: Chronic venous affections, varicose veins, edema, deep venous thrombosis, and trophic troubles with venous ulcers are some of them.
The recommendations also describe in concrete terms the main physical, physiological and clinical effects of medical compression. Moreover, different international studies confirm the effect which is observed in the treatment of the early stage of the chronic venous diseases and confirm the benefits of medical compression in the deep vein thrombosis and the preventionb of post-thrombotic syndrome as well.
Today, there is a paradox between the obvious benefits of medical compression, its long term efficiency and the skepticism of some patients. This treatment gives a quick relief. To be convinced, wear a pair of SIGVARIS socks or stockings adapted to your symptoms for a few minutes and you will feel the relief immediately!
(1) Compression Therapy – International consensus documents guidelines according to scientific evidence – F.Vin, JP Benigni - Int Angiology, 2004.