Conservative treatment options play an important role in the therapy of venous diseases. Compression treatment is a therapy that applies pressure to the tissue of the leg from outside by means of an elastic stocking. This has an effect right into deeper levels and causes the pathologically enlarged veins to contract.
This means that the venous valves are pressed together so that they can extensively fulfil their valve functions normally. The congestion decreases, the swelling in the leg reduces and the patients' symptoms such as feeling of heaviness and tension are greatly diminished.
In certain cases, compression therapy can represent a good alternative to more invasive treatment measures, but it does not solve the organic cause of the problem.