The Many Uses of Compression Wraps

Compression wraps or bandages are often recommended for therapy as part of the gold standard of first aid care for acute injury such as sprains or strains the RICE therapy. However, the benefits of compression therapy go beyond Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation or the management of acute injury. In certain conditions such as those involving lymphatic, venous, or sickle cell disorders, compression therapy has many uses.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of physical activity, circulation and compression wrap, as well as the benefits of compression when there is an inflammation, and some pointers to consider when using compression wraps.

The Importance of Physical Activity

The proper distribution of oxygen to the entire body plays a crucial role in general health. The blood continuously carries the oxygen as well as other nutrients that aid in healing and reduction of edema or swelling.