Compression Arm Sleeves For Lymphedema

February 25, 2016 - Comment

Compression therapy is a common form of treatment for swelling in the ankles, legs and arms. We are not doctors here and like any ailment…… the treatment for Lymphedema should come from a professional. Having said that let’s have a look at compression arm sleeves for Lymphedema. First Off, What Is Lymphedema? Edema is swelling

Compression therapy is a common form of treatment for swelling in the ankles, legs and arms. We are not doctors here and like any ailment…… the treatment for Lymphedema should come from a professional. Having said that let’s have a look at compression arm sleeves for Lymphedema.

First Off, What Is Lymphedema?

Edema is swelling and in this case it’s a chronic condition caused by excess fluid from a blockage or obstruction of the lymphatic system. It can be caused in different ways and can affect one or both arms or legs. It can be caused by a tumor pressing against the lymphatic vessels or sometimes it is a consequence of surgery or radiation treatment. Primary lymphedema is rare and is genetic. Secondary lymphedema can occur from an event and usually affects women more than men.

The main purpose of compression sleeves as a treatment for lymphedema is to provide support for the muscles. Compression and improved circulation help the muscles move fluid out of the affected area. The use of the sleeve will provide continued benefits even after the swelling has been reduced.

The treatment of lymphedema is focused mainly on controlling the swelling and pain of any areas that are affected. It can’t be cured but without treatment it can progress to more serious stages. Treatments and therapy involve direct lymphatic massage, the use of compression garments, pumps and some forms of exercise.

Compression sleeves can be worn day and night and that is often recommended by your doctor. 

There are many health benefits of compression products even if you don’t suffer from lymphedema.

Below is a good selection of compression arm sleeves.

Women’s 20-30 mmHg Arm Sleeve with 2″ Silicone Top Band

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This is a durable arm sleeve that is soft and air permeable and fits a wide range of hand and arm shapes. It is a lightweight knit construction with reduced compression at the wrist. The fabric is 75% nylon, 22% spandex and 3% silicone.

This product is manufactured by Jobst. It is ideal for the management and treatment of Lymphedema of the arm and is specially designed for patients with mild edema and who cannot tolerate a higher compression. Easy to put on and comfortable to wear.

Viper Compression Full Arm Sleeve

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VIPER® is the maker of high quality and high performance enhancing compression sleeves. They offer True Flexibility and total protection with their technology and manufacturing. Good for multiple uses including sports and treatment of lymphedema. This is a full length sleeve will cover your entire arm from wrist to the top of your triceps.

Each sleeve is sold as a single (1) arm sleeve. They have a supreme soft feel and a flexible material that will maintain its elasticity after washes. It is the most advanced compression material available and uses double seemed hemming to give the most comfortable feeling when worn. This arm sleeve will not slip down during movement due to a hidden soft silicone strip inside at the top of the sleeve.

Premium Arm Compression Sleeves (2 pcs) – Athletic Arm Sleeves Perfect for Lymphedema, Basketball, Baseball, Running & Outdoor Activities – Sized for Men & Women – Endurance Shield 360® – 100% Money Back Guaranteed!

The compression technology in these premium athletically designed arm sleeves will protect your arms and relieve the pains from lymphedema. They offer superior support to relieve swelling and symptoms and support rapid muscle recovery. They are made of professional grade breathable nylon and lycra blend designed for all day comfort. They will help to relieve arm and elbow pain, swelling and soreness.

Compression sleeves will boost your circulation and create a healthier blood flow. That is the main reason that they are recommended for treatment of lymphedema and other ailments that cause swelling and pain in the arms.
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