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Compression Therapy Specialist

Hager Advanced Vein Care

Jeffrey C. Hager, DO, FACOS

Vascular Surgeon located in Manahawkin, NJ & Toms River, NJ

If you experience vein problems, compression therapy is a noninvasive approach that can relieve unpleasant symptoms and improve the appearance of your legs. At Hager Advanced Vein Care in Manahawkin and Toms River, New Jersey, board-certified vascular surgeon Jeffrey Hager, DO, FACOS, and his team offer compression therapy and advanced vein treatments to optimize blood flow, eliminate unsightly veins, and improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by calling the office nearest you or using the online appointment request tool.

Compression Therapy Q & A

What is compression therapy?

Compression therapy is a type of treatment that compresses or applies pressure to your legs to improve blood flow. Compression therapy also supports veins in your legs to decrease swelling and prevent blood clots. 

Dr. Hager might recommend compression stockings, wraps, or boots, depending on your needs.

Why might I need compression therapy?

Some of the many uses of compression therapy include the treatment or prevention of:

  • Varicose veins
  • Spider veins
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Leg swelling
  • Venous thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis or DVT)
  • Lymphedema
  • Leg ulcers
  • Leg pain

You might wear compression stockings after minor surgical procedures or other vein treatments at Hager Advanced Vein Care to optimize healing and prevent complications.

Is compression therapy right for me?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for compression therapy, Dr. Hager reviews your medical history and asks questions about symptoms you may have. He completes a physical examination, evaluating your legs, ankles, and feet. 

He might recommend an in-house venous ultrasound to get an in-depth look at your veins and blood flow and develop a treatment plan.

What should I expect during compression therapy?

Prior to compression therapy, you might first undergo another vein treatment, such as laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, or a minor surgical procedure. 

Or, you might simply require compression therapy combined with lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, regular exercise, and avoiding prolonged periods of sitting and standing.

Your treatment plan may include custom-fit: 

  • Stockings
  • Wraps
  • Boots
  • Other compression gear

These compression therapies apply pressure to your legs, improve blood flow, and prevent dangerous blood clots. Dr. Hager gives you instructions about how often to use compression therapy to achieve the best outcome.

How long does compression therapy last?

Every patient is different, and so is the length of time you should undergo compression therapy. It might last just a few days, weeks, or months. Attend follow-up appointments at Hager Advanced Vein Care, so Dr. Hager can monitor your progress. 

Over time, as your condition improves, you might be able to stop wearing compression stockings or wraps. However, contact Hager Advanced Vein Care if undesirable symptoms reappear.

Don’t live with unsightly veins, leg swelling, pain, or other unpleasant symptoms associated with vein disorders when noninvasive solutions are available at Hager Advanced Vein Care.  Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

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