A pneumatic compression device does much more than static compression alone can do. Static compression helps prevent the formation of edema and reduces swelling by exerting external pressure on the injury. The pressure inhibits the loss of fluid from vessels in the damaged tissues and makes it more difficult for them to accumulate. While this is useful, a pneumatic compression device enhances the benefits of static compression and offers even more reasons for athletes to use one to treat a sports injury.Read More >
The muscles and joints in your lower extremities are important for daily living, but many people take this for granted until they experience pain or swelling. A swollen knee is not only uncomfortable, it can also prevent you from going up and down stairs and limit your desire or ability to walk. This can be very disruptive to daily life and should be addressed as soon as possible to help prevent further damage and allow you to quickly get back to normal. Knee swelling can be caused by a range of factors including:
You want the best for your patients following surgery. Evidence continues to suggest that combining cold therapy and intermittent pneumatic compression is an efficacious approach to treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and improving postoperative rehabilitation outcomes. Here’s a roundup of the cold compression clinical data from three important new studies that have been published concerning cold compression therapy.