Lymphedema: Night Bandaging Option

Wearing a lymphedema sleeve or compression sleeve is not an option when you have lymphedema.  The compression helps keep the lymph flowing properly minimizing the swelling.  It is also imperative to wear a sleeve, even if you have mild lymphedema, during exercise.  Hot weather also seems to create more swelling but not always fun to wear a sleeve in the humidity.

So, having an option for night time bandaging is perfect.  In the beginning, your therapist will bandage your arm.  There are sleeves available that will give you an inner liner and an outer liner for sleeping so you don’t have to do the bandaging.

Nice to have options and definitely worth looking into.



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