Accelerate Your Wound Healing Journey with Compression Therapy

At OptemizeMD, our team of wound care specialists in Marin, is dedicated to improving the lives of those living with vein-related diseases such as chronic venous insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis. With the use of compression therapy, we strive to increase circulation and promote mobility in our patients.

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    Compression Therapy

    What is Compression Therapy?

    Compression therapy involves the use of specially designed socks or stockings to enhance blood flow and reduce swelling. The stockings are worn throughout the day and provide graduated compression, with the highest pressure applied at the ankles and gradually decreasing up the leg.

    How Does Compression Therapy Work?

    Compression therapy enhances the pressure around your legs, promoting healthy blood flow. This specialized treatment enhances the performance of veins and improves circulation. By reducing stress on veins, preventing stagnation, and protecting the venous surfaces, compression therapy can be an effective solution for those with vein-related conditions.

    Our team uses prescription stockings to provide light pressure on the legs, supporting veins and improving circulation. The graduated compression works in conjunction with the calf muscles to promote healthy blood flow.

    Conditions That Benefit from Compression Therapy

    Compression therapy can be an effective treatment option for various chronic conditions, including:

    • Edema: This refers to the buildup of fluid in various parts of the body, including the legs, ankles, and other regions. Compression therapy can help reduce swelling through the use of compression stockings or a support hose.
    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI): CVI is a condition where veins struggle to pump blood from the limbs back to the heart, leading to the pooling of blood in the legs and swelling. This condition affects a significant number of people over the age of 50, with a higher incidence among women.
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): DVT is a condition where a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the body, most commonly in the legs and thighs. Compression therapy can help prevent the formation of clots and support healthy blood flow.
    • Leg Ulcers: These are open wounds or sores on the legs that can be caused by diabetes or poor blood circulation. Compression bandages and stockings can be effective in treating and preventing the recurrence of leg ulcers.

    Questions About Compression Therapy ?

    How long does it take for the effects of compression therapy to become apparent?

    It may take several days to a week to see a significant reduction in swelling from compression therapy. Consistent wear of compression garments and regular follow-up appointments with our team is essential for tracking progress.

    Is Compression Therapy Right for You?

    The best way to determine if compression therapy is right for you is through a consultation with one of our wound care specialists. During your appointment, we will conduct a physical exam, review your medical history, and discuss your symptoms and lifestyle. Based on this information, we will create a custom treatment plan tailored to your needs.

    See What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    I recently sustained a burn to my ankle in March which necessitated an Emergency Room visit. When the severity of the wound and the lengthy treatment needed was discussed, I was told of the new wound Center and soon met Dr. Gordon and Irina who immediately became my new best friends.

    Dr. Carl Mani

    First and foremost, Dr. Anthony Gordon and Irena Shteyn, RN, CWOCN saved my life.
    I had severe wounds in both lower legs due to a severe case of cellulitis. I was in acute pain and worried about my prognosis.

    Barbara Scrooc

    I had an accident that injured my leg and I didn’t see a doctor for over a week. I noticed that the wound was not healing so I went to the Emergency at Novato Community Hospital. They told me to see a wound specialist ASAP and they recommended Dr. Anthony Gordon at the Marin Advanced Wound Center.

    Myra Perea

    My father got treatment from Dr. Gordon for his burn wound. Dr. Gordon was very caring, attentive and spent generous amounts of time to give him very effective treatment.

    Sara Cox

    Don’t Delay! Schedule an Appointment Today

    To learn more about the benefits of compression therapy and to schedule your appointment, contact OptemizeMD today.

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