You may be prescribed and fitted with a compression garment to help control lymphoedema. Sleeves can be used for swollen arms and stockings can be used for swollen legs. You can also get compression garments for lymphoedema that affects the breast or chest and genital areas.
The garments work by:
- limiting the build-up of lymph fluid
- helping to move fluid to an area that’s draining well
- providing support, which allows the muscles to pump fluid away more effectively
- applying more pressure in certain areas to encourage the fluid to drain.