As we age, it becomes more and more important to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.Making small changes in our day to day lives can help protect ourselves from the chance of heart attack, stroke, and other illnesses. If you struggle with tired and swollen legs, are pregnant, an athlete, or are constantly on your feet, compression therapy can help!
Compression therapy is also useful in the treatment of Lymphedema. Lymphedema is caused by impaired flow of the lymphatic system. There are two types of Lymphedema: Primary Lymphedema, which is hereditary, and Secondary Lymphedema, which presents itself after trauma to or disfunction of the lymphatic system. This impaired flow causes swelling in one or more of the individual’s extremities. There is no cure for Lymphedema, but compression therapy can help reduce the swelling and discomfort that it causes.
Regular Compression Therapy Stockings vs. Lymphedema Garments
There is a very important difference between regular compression therapy stockings and Lymphedema garments. Lymphedema garments, unlike regular compression therapy stockings, are made from a rigid material that ensures they do not cut into the folds of the edema. If a garment isn’t rigid enough and molds into the leg, it can cause pain, circulatory inhibition, and even more swelling. At ADAPT Home Health Care, our team has certified lymphedema fitters, that specialize in finding the garment that is right for your lifestyle. This means that you’ll get the attention you deserve and a custom compression garment that works! If you’d like to schedule a fitting appointment, please call us today.
At ADAPT Home Health Care, we carry a variety of products and brands to meet everyone’s needs, including the following brands: