Compression devices, such as compression sleeves, and wraps, have become increasingly popular in recent years due to thier numerous health benefits. These devices are designed to provide a gentle squeezing sensation to the affected area, which helps to improve blood flow and reduce swelling.
One of the most well-known benefits of compression devices is their ability to improve blood circulation. The compression device applies pressure to the affected area, which helps to push blood back toward the heart. This helps to increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the affected area, which helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing. People who suffer from conditions such as varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, and lymphedema have found these devices especially beneficial.
Swelling is often caused by fluid accumulation caused by a variety of factors, including injury, surgery, or chronic health conditions. Compression devices work by applying pressure to the affected area, helping to circulate that fluid away from the affected area. This can help reduce pain and discomfort as well as improve the appearance of the affected area, giving patients a boost in confidence and self-esteem. Compression has shown to help decrease swelling/edema, decrease in narcotic use, decrease operative site discomfort and inflammation. (Great for post-op!)
Compression devices can also be used to provide support and stability. This can be especially beneficial for people who suffer from conditions such as arthritis. Additionally, compression devices can also be used to provide support to the muscles and tendons, helping to reduce the risk of injury and improve overall performance.
Performance and Recovery clinic is happy to offer two different compression machines:
- Normatec leg compression (leg sleeves, in Carbondale office only!)
- Cold Compression* (Wraps include ankle, knee, hip and shoulder - use inside Carbondale office and for rental)
- Monthly and package plans available, along with single time use!
*Offering rentals for cold compression - $150/wk, $525/month