Compression Bandaging

how to use compression bandages

What is Compression Bandaging?

Compression bandaging is the application of short stretch bandages used to increase tissue pressure in the swollen extremity. It improves the efficiency of the muscle and joint pump and prevents re-accumulation of of lymphatic fluid. In the intensive phase of treatment, compression bandaging is the main component that helps the swelling reduce and remain so. Compression bandaging also helps break up deposits of accumulated scar and connective tissue.