What is Leg compression pump?

Category: Equipment


External compression pumps are medical devices that help stimulate blood and fluid movement. They come in a variety of sizes and with several different features.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Lymphedema 2 0
Prevent blood clotting 2 2
Fluid retention (edema) 1 1
Support circulatory health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Leg compression pump

Side effect Patients
Pressure sore 1
Swelling in feet 1


Based on patients currently using Leg compression pump

Dosage Patients
30 min twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Leg compression pump

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Leg compression pump


Currently using Leg compression pump

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped using Leg compression pump

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Leg compression pump.