Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Lymphedema Glove

Somewhere in March I ordered a custom lymphedema glove that came in and was ill fitting. It was too loose on the top … not enough compression.

Firstly, the reason I need a custom glove is that most gloves are tight at the wrist. I need a glove that flares out a bit at the wrist so that I don’t have the double compression from the overlap of the sleeve and the glove. 

Secondly, my hand tends to retain a lot of fluid. Most gloves I’ve tried cause the fluid to pool on the top of my hand. I need a glove with extra compression on the top. Well as promised, the manufacturer sewed in a filler patch on the top of this new glove. 

So far, I really like how it feels. I’ll let you know if it does the trick.

3 comments:

Debb said...

Id love to know if this works also!

TaDa said...

why do you have to wear it..

Daria said...

Hi TaDa,

I have to wear it because I have lymphedema ... which is a build up of fluid in the hand and arm. It's often associated with breast cancer.

The conpression glove and sleeve I wear help to control the fluid buildup.