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Your Lymphedema Solution

Multilayer Short Stretch Bandaging is a Vital Component in the Management of Lymphedema & Chronic Edemas.

Lymphedema Cannot Be Cured. However Its Symptoms Namely Swelling and the Risk of Infection Can Be Managed.

Performance Health has a Broad-Range of Quality Products to Help in the Battle of Lymphedema.

Performance Health | Lymphedema Solutions

Performance Health has Many Solutions to Help Control Lymphedema & Its Symptoms

Performance Health | Your Lymphedema Solution
Lymphedema's major symptoms; namely, swelling and the risk of infections, can be managed. Multilayer Short Stretch Compression Bandaging is a vital component in the management of Lymphedema & Chronic Edemas.

Helps to:
● Reduces limb volume, improves tissue texture and overall shape of the limb.
● Directly improves the function of the veins and lymphatics in the underlying tissue by impacting resting and working pressure.
● Supports elasticity of the skin & vessels during edema reduction.



Continuing Education

Performance Health Academy offers CEU courses in the Management of Lymphedema, an introduction to multi-layer compression bandaging in the management of Chronic Limb Edema.

Improve & Control Lymphedema

Learn Lymphedema tips & guidelines for nutrition, trauma, infections, general precautions as well as bandaging principles.

Additional Products Available

In addition to the assortment of products used in multilayer compression bandage, we offer a wide selection of products to help control other issues associated with Lymphedema or Chronic Edema.

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Performance Health | Lymphedema Guidelines

General Precautions When Treating Lymphedema and It's Symptoms

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS:

● Meticulous cleanliness
● Sleep with limb elevated or wrapped
● Exercise: use caution walking, swimming and specially prescribed exercises
● Clothing: avoid tight clothing; tight bras, panties or socks
● Jewelry should fit loosely
● Travel with limb elevated
● Use hypoallergenic soaps and fragrances

AVOID TEMPERATURE EXTREMES:

● Hot baths, hot tubs, hot showers
● Hot packs on your extremity
● Turkish baths, saunas
● Sunbathing

AVOID INFECTION:

● Insect bites
● Manicures, pedicures
● Pet scratches
● Skin punctures and cuts
● Venography
● Lymphography

AVOID BLUNT TRAMA:

● Lifting heavy objects
● Tennis or golf
● Blood pressure cuffs

NUTRITION:

● Excellent nutrition is important - low salt, few fried foods, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
● Avoid alcohol and nicotine as much as possible
● Avoid obesity

BANDAGING PRINCIPLES:

● The entire limb should be protected by using padding and/or foam.
● Bandaging always starts at the distal end of the arm or leg, continuing proximal, towards the heart.
● Be aware of bandaging angle while wrapping. Guide compression bandages close to the limb with the entire hand and not just individual fingers.
● Maintain slight tension on bandages, except fingers or toes.
● Bandages should never be stretched to its maximum length.
● In order to achieve the desired bandage pressure, several layers of short stretch bandage have to be applied.
● Avoid creasing while bandaging.
● The first bandage is always the light compression, then increase pressure slowly over a comfortable period of time.
● Only use tape, never clips to secure bandaging.

WEAR LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING:

● Wear clothes that are comfortable and loose fitting.
● Make especially loose around the limb that is affected by lymphedema.
● This includes shoes and undergarments, as well as watches, jewelry and gloves.

Performance Health | Lymphedema Products

Performance Health has a Broad-Range of Quality Products to Help in the Battle of Lymphedema.



Tubular Bandage
Tubular Bandage
Plain Stockinette
Plain Stockinette
tg soft Stockinette
tg soft Stockinette
Mollelast
Mollelast
Classic Gauze Bandage
Classic Gauze Bandage
Synthetic Padding
Synthetic Padding
Soft Foam Padding
Soft Foam Padding
Foam Rubber Padding
Foam Rubber Padding
K Short Stretch
K Short Stretch
Short Stretch
Short Stretch
Extra Short Stretch
Extra Short Stretch
Medium Short Stretch
Medium Short Stretch
Dauerbinde® K
Dauerbinde® K
Silkafix Tape
Silkafix Tape
Lymphset
Lymphset
Medical Microfine Gloves
Medical Microfine Gloves
Trim-to-Fit Arm
Trim-to-Fit Arm
FarrowWrap® 4000
FarrowWrap® 4000
Caresia Below Knee
Caresia Below Knee
Caresia Foot
Caresia Foot
Caresia Gauntlet
Caresia Gauntlet
Caresia Glove
Caresia Glove
Caresia MCPs to Axilla
Caresia MCPs to Axilla
Caresia Thigh
Caresia Thigh
Caresia Wrist to Axilla
Caresia Wrist to Axilla
ExoFusion Foot Compression
ExoFusion Foot Compression
ExoSoft Arm Sleeve
ExoSoft Arm Sleeve
ExoSoft Below Knee Sleeve
ExoSoft Below Knee Sleeve
ExoSoft Gauntlet
ExoSoft Gauntlet
ExoSoft Glove
ExoSoft Glove
ExoSoft Thigh High
ExoSoft Thigh High
ExoStrong Arm Sleeve
ExoStrong Arm Sleeve
ExoStrong Below Knee
ExoStrong Below Knee
ExoStrong Gauntlet
ExoStrong Gauntlet
ExoStrong Glove
ExoStrong Glove
ExoStrong Thigh High
ExoStrong Thigh High
ReadyWrap Arm
ReadyWrap Arm
ReadyWrap Calf
ReadyWrap Calf
ReadyWrap Extender Straps
ReadyWrap Extender Straps
ReadyWrap Foot
ReadyWrap Foot
ReadyWrap Gauntlet
ReadyWrap Gauntlet
ReadyWrap Knee
ReadyWrap Knee
ReadyWrap Silver Liner
ReadyWrap Silver Liner
ReadyWrap Thigh
ReadyWrap Thigh
ReadyWrap Toe
ReadyWrap Toe
Kinesio Kinesiology Tape
Kinesio Kinesiology Tape
Ladie's Sheer Support Knee High Stockings
Ladie's Sheer Support Knee High Stockings
XFirm Surgical Weight Knee High Stockings
XFirm Surgical Weight Knee High Stockings
Men's Mild Support Socks
Men's Mild Support Socks
Men's Support Knee High Stockings
Men's Support Knee High Stockings
Microfiber Knee Highs
Microfiber Knee Highs
tg® Shapes
tg® Shapes
Compression Stocknette
Compression Stocknette
Lymphedema Pumps
Lymphedema Pumps
3M Tegaderm Alginate AG Silver Dressing
3M Tegaderm Alginate AG Silver Dressing
3M Tegaderm Non-Adherent Contact Layer
3M Tegaderm Non-Adherent Contact Layer
CURI-STRIP Adhesive Wound Closures
CURI-STRIP Adhesive Wound Closures
3M Tegaderm Hydrogel Wound Filler
3M Tegaderm Hydrogel Wound Filler
Wound & Scar Care
Wound & Scar Care
DeWrap 3-Layer Compression System
DeWrap 3-Layer Compression System
Deluxe Suture Removal Kits
Deluxe Suture Removal Kits
Hypafix Dressing Retention Sheets
Hypafix Dressing Retention Sheets
3M Wound Cleanser
3M Wound Cleanser
Eucerin Moisturizers
Eucerin Moisturizers
Aquaphor
Aquaphor

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