Compression arm sleeves are mainly used for the treatment of lymphedema. They can also be prescribed to treat phlebitis, post-thrombotic syndrome, post-liposuction, blood poisoning, tennis elbow and for burn treatment.
Compression: Armsleeves come in 3 compression levels, 15-20, 20-30, and 30-40mmHg. The higher the numbers, the higher the compression. Your doctor or therapist should tell you what compression to purchase. 20-30mmHg is the most commonly prescribed compression.
Top-band or Strap: Armsleeves come with either an elastic or silicone dot band at the top. The silicone dot band is typically more effective in keeping your sleeve in place. If you don't like or can't wear silicone, Mediven and Jobst sleeves are available with a plain elastic top band. Juzo has a sleeve with a shoulder strap.
Sizing: To determine the proper size, you will need to measure your arm in 4 places. Around your wrist, just below your elbow, around the upper arm just below the axilla (armpit), and the length of your arm from the wrist to axilla. See our illustrated measuring guide.
Brands: Each brand has a slightly different look and feel, all use their own unique sizing chart.
Juzo Soft - #1 selling sleeve, available in seasonal Dream Colors and Tie-Dye with matching gauntlets
Juzo Dynamic (Varin) - highest containment in a circular knit, available with or without silicone, or with a shoulder strap
Mediven 95 - very soft and comfortable, available with or without silicone, sleeve/gauntlet combination
Mediven Mondi Esprit - high compression sleeve made from flat knit fabric with a very low fatigue rate
LympheDivas - release your inner Diva with these armsleeves in beautiful colors, patterns, and prints
Jobst Bella - available in 3 compressions, 2 lengths, and 10 sizes, includes a donning slippie
Sigvaris Advance - Sensinnov top-band is very gentle on skin, fabric is infused with silver which is naturally anti-microbial
BiaCare - CompreSleeve for round-the-clock compression, foam and chip sleeves for nighttime in ready-to-wear sizes
Solaris - ReadyWrap, ideal if arm size fluctuates, easy one handing donning
Farrow - Trim-to-Fit can be customized by your therapist to fit almost any size arm
JoVi Pak - foam sleeve for nighttime wear, can also be used as a bandage liner
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