Lymphoedema compression garments help to reduce and control lymphoedema by putting graduated pressure on the effected limb’s tissue to stop fluid build-up & encouraging lymphatic fluid to drain.
Lymphoedema (Swelling of the arm or leg) is the result of lymph build up due to damage to the lymphatic system. This is commonly caused by the removal of lymph nodes and radiotherapy – as seen in the management of breast cancer. Compression garments are worn on the affected limb to manage swelling and promote lymph drainage; there are therefor a variety of garments available for your arms, hands, legs and torso – please see section below on various types. Compression therapy, using a garment together with manual lymph drainage (MLD) are key methods in managing Lymphoedema.