Upper Extremity Compression
Upper Extremity Compression Products carries a comprehensive line of compression garments for the suppression of swelling and the control of lymphedema in the upper extremities.
Often called compression sleeves, these medical-grade garments feature graduated compression, to help your body's natural circulation properly drain and recycle lymphatic fluid away from the arms and back towards the heart. Other upper-extremity garment options for the control of lymphedema include gloves and gauntlets.
Many people are required to wear compression sleeves or other upper-extremity compression garments after undergoing treatment for breast cancer. That's because lymph nodes in the armpits are often removed or otherwise impacted by surgical interventions and/or radiation therapy. Remaining nodes may struggle to accomplish filtration and drainage activities as efficiently as before. As a result, lymphatic fluid may accumulate in the tissues of the upper or lower arms, wrists and hands. Properly fitted compression sleeves, featuring the correct grade of medical compression, have been proven to provide relief from this uncomfortable and often unsightly side-effect.