Compression garments are an essential way of controlling lymphoedema. Sleeves can be used for swollen arms and stockings can be used for swollen legs. Compression garments are also available for lymphoedema affecting the breast/chest and genital area.
They work by:
- compressing the swollen tissues and stopping fluid from building up
- helping to move fluid to an area that’s draining well
- providing support, which allows the muscles to pump fluid away more effectively