Global Compression Therapy Market: Analyst’s Estimations

Akin to the food industry wherein the trend is for organic ingredients, the healthcare industry is experiencing a shift off biochemical medication and onto compression therapies or yoga, if applicable. As a result of deepening penetration of social media with free information – consumers are now tilting towards therapies that offer adequate relief without side effects. Consequently, the market for compression therapies is expanding, which merely uses sustained pressure to overcome problems pertaining to blood flow around joints, ankles, and other veins. According to this business report, the demand in the global compression therapy market will propagate at a notable CAGR of 5.44% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2024. Value-wise, the analyst of the report has estimated the opportunities in the compression therapy market, across the world, to generate a revenue of US$4.25 billion by the end of 2024, mounting from its evaluated worth of US$2.93 billion as of 2017.

Aging population, growing obesity concerns, and sports-inflicted injuries are some of the primary drivers of the global compression therapy market. People aged over 65 years frequently suffer from orthopedic disorders and these therapies go a long way in providing efficient care without medication. On the other hand, poor reimbursement policies in several underdeveloped countries and the lack of awareness are a few challenges mitigating the prosperity of the compression therapy market. That being said, improving healthcare infrastructure in emerging economies in Asia Pacific are anticipated to open vast new opportunities in the near future.

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Ubiquitous and Easy to Use Compression Bandages Key Product Segment

Product-wise, this report segments the market into compression pump, compression tapes, compression bandages, and compression stocking. As of 2017, the compression bandages segment was most profitable, generating a demand that was worth US$1,253.2 million. Although this segment is poised to retain its dominant position, the demand for the same is slowing down in comparison to all the other three segments. By the end of 2024, the compression stocking segment, which has been further sub-segmented into anti-embolism and gradient, is the second profitable product category, and is estimated to be worth US$1,424.3 million by 2024. Compression stockings are customized and specialized garments that are from elastic fabrics and are worn mostly during the treatment of venous disorder in the leg and thigh. Several types of stockings are available in the market including socks (knee high and thigh high compression garments) and knitwear (circular knit stockings, flat-bed knit stockings, and one-way stretch stockings). These types of stockings are used to improve symptoms of pain and swelling in patients suffering from venous disorder.

The analyst of the report has also highlighted compression pump as a segment of high interest. Segmenting it into intermittent and sequential, the report has projected the demand for the overall segment to increment at an above-average CAGR of 6.0% over the course of 2017 to 2024. The intermittent sub-segment is currently dominating in terms of demand, promising for a revenue of US$512.5 million by 2024. Ease of usage and well-tolerated method for the treatment of lymphedema are the drivers of this sub-segment.

Static Compression Therapy Leading Technology Segment

Technology-wise, the market for compression therapy has been bifurcated into static and dynamic. The static compression therapy segment is projected to dominate the global market from 2017 to 2024 due to easy availability and high demand for the products. Moreover, factors such as easy to use and high preference by doctors are attributed to the dominance of the static compression therapy segment. By the end of 2024, this segment is estimated to be worth US$3,379.3 million. However, the dynamic compression therapy segment is growing at a higher rate due to effective treatment result and less frequent bandage changes. Moreover, the market is shifting from static to dynamic compression therapy products due to increasing demand for innovative and comfortable compression therapy.

North America and Europe Generating Most of the Demand

Geographically, the global compression therapy market has been segmented into five major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America accounted for the largest share of 47.1% of the global compression therapy market in 2017, followed by Europe with 32.0%. Increasing prevalence of vascular diseases, surge in geriatric population, and rising demand for various advanced compression therapy products are expected to boost these regional market in the near future. By the end of 2024, the North America compression therapy market is estimated to be worth US$1,990.2 million.

In a highly fragmented competitive landscape, the analyst of the report has rated Covidien plc, 3M Health Care, BSN Medical, ArjoHuntleigh, SIGVARIS MANAGEMENT AG., PAUL HARTMAN AG, medi GmbH & Co KG., and Bio Compression Systems, Inc. as a few notable companies in the global compression therapy market.

Global Compression Therapy Market: Overview

The global market for compression therapy is treading along a positive growth path on account of the rise in sports and strenuous activities. In compressive therapy, an elastic garment is clung to the body part to exert gradual compression on the limb. The treatment of muscular pain has found immense utility through these therapies that are easy to administer for both, the patient and the physician. As a large population endorses compression therapies. The demand within the market is expected to accelerate in the coming years. Health practitioners have found that there is greater compliance from patients when it comes to treatment through compressive therapies. Thereby, the rising investments in healthcare coupled with the willingness of the patients to resort to compressive therapies shall keep bolstering the growth prospects of the market.

The global market for compressive therapies is segmented based on the following parameters: product type, technology, and geography. The heterogeneity of treatments has given rise to various products types. The technologies used are undergoing constant innovation to devise the best products.

The report outlines several factors that lead to the progress of the market. With a view to offer a window to holistically analyze the market, the report backs each assertion with facts and figures. Moreover, the opportunities that rest in the market have been elucidated to help the market players in spotting the growth spaces. Market share, market value, and growth rate are some of the key performance indicators that have been highlighted in the report.

Global Compression Therapy Market: Key Trends and Opportunities

Orthopedic problems have become a major concern for the medical fraternity. The success rate of compressive therapies in alleviating orthopedic disorders have been acknowledged by healthcare professionals.  This is an important standpoint that drives the growth of the global market. Moreover, the uptake of sports and a propensity towards strenuous exercises has also been a prudent factor that propels demand for compressive therapies. Obesity is the root cause of a number of subsidiary problems and disorders within the human body. Since compressive therapies are extensively recommended to obese patients, the market is anticipated to gain a strong consumer base from these patients. Post-surgery activities prescribed by surgeons often include compressive therapies, which further enhances demand.

The prevalence of chronic diseases has placed a negative toll in the overall global health index. This calls for better treatments mechanisms. The hope offered by compressive therapies in relieving the prolonged ailments of patients would play a pivotal role in increasing demand within the market.

Global Compression Therapy Market: Regional Outlook

On a regional footing, there are abundant growth opportunities in North America that accounted for 47 % of the total market share in 2017. U.S. is a significant contributor to the bright prospects of the North American market because of the daunting obesity rates in the U.S. Europe has also shown sparks of excellence in the market with a total market share of 32.20% in the same year. Other key regions include Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. The emerging economies of Asia Pacific offer tremendous growth opportunities due to a rising disposable income and an upward graph of healthcare development.

Global Compression Therapy Market: Competitive Landscape

The market is highly fragmented that obstructs the entry of new players in the market. The functional players in the market are expected to resort to mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances in order to expand their geographical reach. The contemporary market players are Covidien plc, BSN Medical, SIGVARIS MANAGEMENT AG.,3M Health Care, ArjoHuntleigh, PAUL HARTMAN AG, Bio Compression Systems, Inc., and medi GmbH & Co KG.

The global Compression Therapy Market has been segmented as follows:


  • Static
  • Dynamic


  • Compression Pumps
    • Intermittent
    • Sequential
  • Compression Bandages
  • Compression Stocking
    • Gradient
    • Anti- Embolism
  • Compression Tapes


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of APAC
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of LATAM
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA

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