Learn More About Leg Swelling Conditions And See What Is Possible with Compression

Easy-to-apply, comfortable, adjustable gradient compression for All Day Wear, All Day Comfort

10+ Million

patients with lower leg swelling (US)

85%

report difficulty apply compression stockings

2 Million

patients with Venous Leg Ulcers (global)

70%

3-Month Venous Ulcer Recurrence Rate

Understanding Leg Swelling

Leg swelling can be caused by many factors. Two common sources of chronic leg swelling are Chronic Venous Disease and Lymphedema. Millions of people develop and live with these conditions. Given the chronic and progressive nature of these conditions, consistent and often lifelong treatment is required for them to be effectively managed.

Swelling Comes in Many Forms

Venous Ulcer

Venous Disease

Lymphedema

Chronic Venous Disease

Venous swelling can be the result of damaged vein valves allowing the back-flow (reflux) and pooling of blood in the lower leg. This pooling causes the venous pressure to increase, weakening the veins and further compromising the venous blood-flow.


If the swelling is not managed it can become Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI), which requires intervention / management. CVI can manifest in different levels of severity. Due to the progressive nature of the disease, unmanaged venous swelling and hypertension can lead to venous ulcers, which are open sores that are often slow to heal.

Back-Flow (Reflux)

When valves are functioning properly they

do not allow the back-flow of venous blood. However, an incompetent valve will allow seepage of blood in the direction of gravity.

Venous Hypertension

Gravity pulls the back-flowing venous

blood down leg causing it to pool, increasing the pressure inside the veins and causing venous hypertension.

Lower Leg Swelling

The increased venous pressure causes swelling, which can weaken the vein walls and cause further progression of the venous disease. Over time, this can progress into a chronic condition, CVI, and can even lead to difficult to heal open sores called Venous Leg Ulcers.

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is when fluid builds up in the the lymph system and is unable to adequately drain. This typically occurs in the arms or legs. There are various causes of lymphedema: Congenital, Post Surgery, Radiation, Infections.

Current preventative methods include manual lymphatic drainage, lymphatic pumps, and compression stockings. The drawbacks surrounding these measures are that manual drainage requires a trained expert, lymphatic pumps are restrictive, and typical compression stockings often are too tight and difficult to put on.

Why Compression Works

Compression therapy is the application of external pressure to the leg. It works by acting as an outside support to prevent swelling and by enhancing the body's natural ability to return fluid from the legs against gravity, with two important methods of action:

  1.  A Supporting Effect – helps to reduce the available limb volume to manage the amount of leg swelling.
  2. A Dynamic Effect – that compression causes that helps improve circulation of blood and fluid, particularly when the user walks around. Compression squeezes the circulatory system into better contact with the muscles (for example, calf with lower-leg compression) to improve the body’s efficacy of fluid movement. Those with chronic venous disease may not get fully effective circulation without compression.

Gradient compression is a standard treatment and prevention for lower-leg venous disease and lymphedema. Gradient compression squeezes more at the ankle and less towards the knee, helping move blood back towards the heart.

CVI means High Standing Pressure and Backflow at Rest

Activity does not properly improve venous return for high pressure relief

Compression can improve venous return for patients with CVI

Understanding Venous Leg Ulcers

Venous Leg Ulcers are open sores caused by underlying venous (vein) circulatory disease. They tend to form around the ankle region, and may not heal without proper treatment.


Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers takes into account proper care of the ulcer itself, as well as treatment of the underlying circulatory disease.

Learn More about our Product Solutions for Venous Leg Ulcers

Traditional Compression

Compression Stockings, while effective when worn, are made from tight elastic materials and by design are difficult to apply. Because of this difficulty, users often neglect their compression or choose a compression level lower than what is optimal and recurrence of disease may occur.

Difficult to Apply

Loses Effectiveness Over Time

Single Compression Level

Rolls, Bunches, and Pinches

Compression Bandages are another form of compression, applied by a skilled caregiver and often used over an open wound (venous leg ulcer) or when the patient is unable to self-apply stockings. Compression bandages loosen after application, reducing their efficacy, and are not easily accurately applied.

Not Self Applied

No Measurable Compression

Loosen & Lose Effectiveness

Cannot Wear Normal Shoe & Clothing

The Aero-Wrap™ Difference

The Solution

The Better Alternative

Aero-Wrap is the perfect alternative to any other method out there.

Easy to Apply

Same Effectiveness Over Time

Multiple Compression Levels

Comfortable

Self Applied

Measurable Compression

Consistent Compression

Can Wear Normal Shoe & Clothing

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