Decongestive therapy is available at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Our outpatient facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township, is just minutes from many Michigan Oakland County cities. We also serve Macomb and Wayne counties.
Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) is an intensive program that reduces swelling, usually in the legs. CDT combines many of the different treatment approaches discussed in this section to reverse the most common cause of venous stasis, non-healing ulcers: LEG SWELLING. This conservative approach may include bandaging, compression garments, pneumatic compression devices, and manual lymphatic drainage.
The most common cause of non-healing ulcers of the legs is venous stasis or malfunctioning vein valves that are supposed to maintain blood flow in one direction….up. Failure of the valves leads to reflux of blood and fluid leaking into the the soft tissues of the legs.
At Encompass HealthCare, we use the latest advancements in decongestive therapy including:
- Unna Boots
- Tubigrip™ elasticated tubular bandages
- Top-quality compression stockings and other multi-layer compression wrappings
- Electronic Sequential Vasopneumatic Pumps
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
- Venous ablation