Lymphedema and Style – Who Would Guess

Those who have lymphedema are familiar with the basic lymphedema sleeve – natural color or black.  Most wear the lymphedema or  compression sleeve for function – to keep the lymph fluid moving through their arm to reduce the swelling.  This compression sleeve needs to be worn all the time for most and especially when exercising.

There are now compression sleeves with some ‘chic’ factor.  They are fun, easy to wear (same compression but lighter weight with less bunching at the elbow), have wicking capacity and can add substantially to an outfit.  No longer just a practical necessity, you can have a wardrobe of sleeves to suit your fancy and still get all the benefits that wearing a compression sleeve offers.

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