Compression Wrap For Ankle:
The compression wrap for ankle is used when there are no other treatment options available. There are many reasons why it is necessary to use a compression wrap for ankle. The most common reason is swelling due to injury or surgery. When the skin around the joint becomes swollen, it can cause pain and discomfort which makes walking difficult.
A compression wrap will reduce swelling and provide support so that your foot does not hurt while walking. Another reason is if you have a degenerative condition such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. If the cartilage in your joints deteriorates, then the bones within them may become loose and move out of place causing pain. With a compression wrap, these problems are prevented because it tightens up the muscles and tendons surrounding your joints making them stronger.
A compression wrap for ankle is usually applied once daily until symptoms subside. You do not need to wear the wrap continuously. Your doctor may recommend wearing the wrap for shorter periods of time. Most patients with chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease and cancer require compression wraps longer than 3 months.
When applying a compression wrap for ankle, make sure that you get all parts of your foot covered. Do not just cover the top part of your foot; you should also include your toes and heel area as well. If you feel pain while wearing a wrap, then you could have the size that is too small for your foot. You should get a larger size until the wrap fits comfortably without causing any pain.
How long should you keep a compression bandage on:
When it comes to how long should you keep a compression bandage on, this all depends on what the doctor or nurse recommends. If you are interested in keeping a compression bandage on for longer than the recommended amount of time, you should talk to your health care provider before doing so. Some people wear wraps for weeks and even months on end without removing them. This relieves them from having to re-wrap their wounds as often or at all.
How to apply a compression wrap:
Applying a simple bandage can be easy and straightforward. There are many different types of bandages, so you should follow the instructions on the box or package. This will tell you exactly how to place and wrap the bandage for your specific wound. If you need further assistance, then it might be a good idea to get some help from your doctor, health care assistant or nurse.
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