Why medical compression stockings? And: What happens if I do not wear medical compression stockings?
When the venous or lymphatic system reaches its limits, medical compression stockings provide support with mechanical pressure from the outside and relieve pressure as part of the overall therapy. They are therefore indispensable in treating venous and lymphological diseases. Venous diseases such as varicose vein disorders or lymphoedemas are chronic, i.e. persistent, and have symptoms that can progress further if insufficient treatment is given:
A varicose vein disorder can develop into a leg ulcer (Ulcus cruris venosum).
Without subsequent compression after manual lymph drainage, lymph fluid can once again build up in the tissue. The therapy will not succeed and the condition can progress further.