5 Reasons Why Compression Boots Relieve Edema

5 Reasons Why Compression Boots Relieve Edema


Patients with leg edema - picture of the effect of compression boots on edema

If you’ve ever watched someone you care about grapple with leg edema, you’ll understand the silent struggle it entails. The constant swelling isn’t just a visual nuisance; it’s a daily reminder of the discomfort and limitations it brings. In my journey alongside a friend’s battle with edema post a sports injury, I’ve seen the highs and lows — the days when even a simple walk feels like a marathon. It was during this time that we stumbled upon a beacon of hope: compression boots. This article isn’t just about listing their benefits; it’s about sharing a path to potential relief for many like my friend, seeking a respite from their swollen, aching limbs.

May the pain be away from everyone!

What is the science behind compression boots for lymphedema?

The purpose of compression therapy is to increase blood supply by applying pressure to the injured area to improve circulation and eliminate metabolic waste products that impair the body’s ability to fight infection and repair tissue damage.

Thanks to my company, I received a free lymphatic compression boot after my injury, which was not as painful as I thought it would be. But when my friend first suffered from edema, he needed to go to the hospital frequently for lymphatic mas