Compression can help reduce and control lymphoedema. It works by:
- limiting lymph fluid build-up
- helping move fluid to an area that is draining well
- providing support that helps muscles pump fluid away
- putting more pressure on certain areas, to help drain more fluid.
You can have compression in different ways. The best way for you will depend on how much swelling you have, and the part of the body affected. Your lymphoedema specialist will discuss this with you.