Frequently Asked Questions on Gloves, Gauntlets and Armsleeves

Why is a Compression sleeve/gauntlet loose at the wrist?

A double pressure in the wrist and the arm sleeve can result from improper level of compression and may increase swelling. That’s why the glove and gauntlet are designed to have no overlapping compression at the wrist when worn with a sleeve.

Is it necessary to wear a gauntlet with a compression sleeve?

It is often recommended that lymphedema patients must protect their hand with a compression gauntlet or glove to be worn along with their compression sleeve.

When should a compression sleeve be worn?

The amount of time and degree up to which you should wear your compression sleeve depends on the severity of your lymphedema and your self-care regime. If you are new to compression sleeves you must consult your healthcare professional before use.

Can lymphedema sleeves be worn on an unaffected arm?

Yes, it is perfectly okay to wear a compression sleeve on any arm, lymphedema affected or not.

can lymphedema sleeves be worn on an unaffected arm?

Yes, HPFY offers comfortable, seamless and lightweight gloves for lymphedema. Choose from a range of Lymphedema Gloves, Gauntlets and Armsleeves at or call us toll-free at 866-316-0162.