Living with Lymphedema and Venous Insufficiency is
Difficult, But We Can Help....
Pneumatic Compression therapy is fast becoming an essential
component of any comprehensive treatment program for these
Lymphedema, venous insufficiency and venous ulcers can be challenging conditions
often accompanied by pain, loss of mobility, even physical deformity. Advances in the
use of pneumatic compression therapy now provide hope for patients with these
Recent studies demonstrate that intermittent pneumatic compression, when combined
with other appropriate therapies, help relieve the discomfort of edema and improve
healing time for venous ulcers. It is easy and convenient to use.
What is pneumatic compression therapy and how does it work?
A non-invasive treatment, pneumatic compression therapy applies sequential gradient
pressure to improve circulation and decrease edema in patients with chronic swelling
and venous ulcers caused by developmental abnormalities, surgery, radiation, trauma
or venous insufficiency.
A pneumatic compression pump inflates and deflates a specially designed sleeve that
slides over the leg or arm, thus decreasing limb volume by moving fluids, increasing
venous return and decreasing blood capillary filtration.