Lymphedema Garments

It is important for people with lymphedema to follow a daily treatment regimen that is suggested to them by their therapist according to their specific condition. Most common treatment is the CDT or Complex decongestive physiotherapy that combines a number of therapies like direct lymphatic massage, exercise, compression garments and use of lymphedema pumps. The external support and compression provided by compression garments is very important in the management of lymphedema. The lymphatic fluids that is removed using a series of therapies and treatments would accumulate again without compression making long term lymphedema management impossible.

Compression Garments

  • These garments are worn post CDT by people with lymphedema on the affected body part in order to prevent re-accumulation of lymphatic fluid.
  • These garments compress the arm or leg to ensure that the lymph fluid flows in the regular direction rather than flowing out.
  • A compression garment can be custom made or purchased over the counter.
  • Compression garments must be worn all day long, every day to reduce fluid retention.
  • They must be replaced from time to time as these sleeves lose their compression.
  • Always have your garments properly fitted by a professional to ensure proper compression.
  • An Inappropriately fitted garment or poorly manufactured garment can result in severe pain and discomfort.

Compression garments are made up of a variety of materials and provide varying levels of compression from gentle to extra firm. The gradient pressure provided by lymphedema garments like the Chattanooga Full Arm 6 Chambers PresSsion Sequential Garment or the Chattanooga Uniform Foot and Ankle PresSsion Garment that keeps the fluid from pooling and enhance the flow towards the heart. Buy compression garments for lymphedema control from top manufacturers including Chattanooga Group, Huntleigh Healthcare and Jovipak at best prices on HPFY.

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