How Do Compression Garments Treat Lymphedema?

How do compression garments treat lymphedema?

Compression garments put pressure on the hand, arm or trunk to stimulate lymph fluid flow in the right direction.

Parts of the garment can include:

  • A finger-less glove or gauntlet for the hand
  • A sleeve for the arm
  • A vest for the trunk

If you have mild lymphedema, the garment can be a useful treatment.

It is recommended to have your garment fitted by someone professional or with experience. If it is fitted inappropriately, your lymphedema may worsen.

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