Compression therapy is one of the best treatments for managing lymphedema. Its goal is to reduce and control swelling by applying firm, even pressure to the affected area and encouraging lymph fluid to move through the lymph vessels. 

Compression Care has helped hundreds of patients suffering from lymphedema get the treatment they need through prescription compression garments. Their team of professionally trained compression fitters share their expertise in compression therapy and compression garments.

What is Lymphedema? 

Lymphedema is a build-up of lymphatic fluid in the tissues just under the skin. It often happens in the arms or legs but can also occur in the face, neck, trunk, abdomen, or genitals, typically on one side of the body. This build-up can cause swelling and discomfort.

Lymphedema can sometimes become severe and cause serious problems, and it is often a long-term or chronic condition. Depending on the treatment or stage of lymphedema, compression therapy and careful management are typically needed to help reduce symptoms and keep them from worsening. 

What is Compression Therapy?

If you are living with lymphedema, your healthcare provider might use compression therapy as a treatment option. Compression therapy includes wearing medical-grade compression garments to treat lymphedema. 

Compression garments are tight, professionally fitted garments that exert pressure outside the affected area. The garments help move lymphatic fluid to the center of the body, where it can be drained properly. 

What are Medical Grade Compression Garments? 

Compression garments may be socks, sleeves, or wraps that exert pressure to move fluid from tissues into circulation. This reduces swelling and the risk of lymphedema complications. Medical-grade compression garments are prescribed for different levels of tightness, depending on the severity of your lymphedema. 

Compression Garments and Medicare

Did you know that Medicare now covers most compression garments prescribed for the treatment of lymphedema? The Lymphedema Treatment Act (LTA) is a revolutionary advancement in healthcare for patients trying to manage their lymphedema symptoms. Check out our recent blog about the LTA to understand Medicare coverage of compression garments.

Get Expertly Fitted for Compression Garments with Compression Care

Once you’ve been prescribed compression therapy by your doctor to manage your lymphedema symptoms, you’ll need expert fitters to help you find the right garments. Compression Care has a caring team of Certified Compression Fitters who work remotely to help patients nationwide receive the medical-grade compression garments they need. 

Compression Care is here to provide support if you or a loved one is struggling with the symptoms of lymphedema or lipedema. Call or text (615) 583-2273 or email us at [email protected] to let us know how we can help!