Care-Med Compression Wear

After surgery or serious injury, many patients need some type of physical support for the area or areas in question. When that happens, physicians will typically recommend or prescribe the use of compression wear. In some cases, doctors will also recommend or prescribe such garments for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and swelling in the extremities.

Compression Socks and Stockings
Lymphedema Garments
Compression Pump Therapy

Compression wear to treat a variety of mild to moderate conditions

Compression Socks and Stockings

Compression socks and stockings are ideally suited for people who are suffering from circulatory conditions that affect their lower legs, ankles, and feet. They look like regular long socks/stockings but provide targeted compression support in specific areas.

The length of socks or stockings a patient needs will depend on the area that’s under treatment. The applicable areas would typically include the ankles, calves, or thighs. Doctors will recommend/prescribe the proper style and size of socks or stockings based on the areas where they want to have the highest and lowest compression points.

Compression wear is specifically designed to compress targeted areas, resulting in quicker blood flow back and forth with the heart. This is necessary to help prevent blood clotting and vein damage due to excess blood building in the damaged area or areas.

Doctors will typically recommend compression socks and stockings as part of the treatment process for the following conditions (not limited to):

  • Post-surgery healing to prevent clotting
  • Swelling issues
  • Improve lymphatic drainage
  • Improve blood circulation to the lower extremities
  • Relief of varicose veins, venous hypertension, and deep vein thrombosis
Compression Wear - Socks and Stockings
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Improve flow of lymph fluid

Lymphedema Garments

Lymphedema is a medical condition that results in swelling in the extremities (arms and legs). The condition is caused by either a “deformed” lymphatic system at birth or an damaged lymphatic system due to illness or injury. The condition is characterized by the blockage of lymph fluid, which results in swelling in the applicable area or areas.

Lymphedema garments act to compress the area where the lymphedema condition exists. They help to increase the flow of lymph fluid, which should reduce the swelling in a targeted area or areas. By reducing swelling, these types of garments free users up to move their arms and or legs more freely. They also provide pain relief at pressure points.

The range of lymphedema garments includes arm and leg sleeves, biker style shorts, sports style bras, vests, ankle/wrist/knee/elbow support items, and full bodysuits. These items are available based size and the desired compression volume.

Compression Wear - Lymphedema
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Aid healing by increasing blood circulation

Lymphedema Compression Pump Therapy

Lymphedema compression pumps are also referred to as pneumatic or intermittent pumps. These devices include the actual pump and a sleeve or garment that the user needs to place over the targeted area.

Inventors developed these pumps to aid in providing better blood and lymph fluid circulation in the arms in legs. The treatment sleeves typically have multiple chambers, which inflate and deflate in programmed sequences. This creates a massaging motion, which mimics the natural circulation of blood and lymph fluid throughout the body. This is what promotes better circulation.

Having the pump available at home allows the user to employ treatment anytime they need it. They can use it to reduce swelling and pain as needed.

If you are suffering from lymphedema or other circulatory issues, you might want to ask your doctor about using the above compression products. You don’t have to live your life with the pain and immobility that comes from swollen limbs.

Lymphedema Compression Pump Therapy
Lymphedema Compression Pump Therapy

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