A compression bandage is also known as an elastic bandage. These bandages form an essential part of first aid kits and are used extensively in hospitals and medical care facilities. They can be used to limit blood flow to a wounded area or hold a dressing in place, or can be used to provide compression in case of strains and sprains.
On an average, compression bandages are kept on for about 48-72 hrs. It is recommended to contact a family physician for further instructions.
Please remove compression bandages at night while sleeping for best results. If the doctor has adviced against, it is mandatory to make sure the bandage provides a snug fit and is not restricting blood flow.
Applying pressure to an injury helps reduce swelling by restricting the flow of blood and other fluids.
The bandage should be snug, but it must not cut off circulation. If the bandage is wrapped around your foot or ankle, check your toes or if it's around your wrist, check your fingers. If they become purplish or blue, cool to the touch, or numb or tingly, then the wrap is too tight and should be loosened. Make sure to loosen the wrap at night before bedtime or remove it as prescribed.
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Compression bandages provide high resistance to stretch that is caused due to pressure from internal muscle tightening and joint movement. The elasticated bandages that are mostly referred by medical and sports professionals include Cardinal Health Self-Adherent Bandages that come in various sizes and sticks to itself for great performance or the Medline Unna-Z Unna Boot Bandages that are designed to provide light compression for venous leg ulcers. Medline Matrix Elastic Bandages provide Velcro closure mechanism and is ideal for low compression requirements.
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