Information on Lymphedema

Please take a moment to review The Compression Closet articles below to learn more about lymphedema.

 

Information on Lymphedema by The Compression Closet

Introducing New Sigvaris Garments

EXCITING TIMES IN THE LYMPHEDEMA WORLDSigvaris

It’s an exciting time in the lymphedema world with the possibility of Medicare picking up some of the cost of garments and all the new product manufacturers are coming up with to fit the needs of individuals dealing with lymphedema and lipedema. I can hardly keep up with the latest innovative products being introduced today for lymphedema care. If you see a product elsewhere that interests you but have not seen on my website, feel free to contact me. I will research it and let you know if this is a company I deal with and if I can obtain this product for you. Yes, we are a small company, but we have a big heart and try our best to accommodate our customers’ needs.  Today, I’d like to introduce you to some new Sigvaris garments.
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Is It Time To Replace Your Compression Garments

Replace your compression stockingsREPLACING YOUR COMPRESSION GARMENTS

Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas will soon be there? How are those compression stockings holding up? Is it time to replace your compression garments? Do they still compress well and provide the necessary containment, or is it time to replace them? If you wear your compression stockings daily, the compression will last approximately four to six months. You should be able to tell when your socks need replacing as they will get easier and easier to don and doff. Is it time to replace those compression stockings, or are they still in good shape?

Good-quality compression garments are costly, yet they must be replaced regularly. Putting off purchasing new socks can be much more expensive in the long run and cause more complications with your lymphedema. Here are a few suggestions that might be helpful to replace your compression garments.
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Continuing Education for Lymphedema Therapists

NETWORKING AND EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPcontinuing education for lymphedema therapists

Time is running out, but you can still sign up for this weekend’s Lymphedema Seminars. This workshop provides continuing education and networking for lymphedema therapists. The Zoom online class offers the latest and greatest information about all things lymphedema. Shoosh, the founder of Lymphedema Seminars, has provided these online classes since Covid shut down her in-person seminars. This day-long event offers a wealth of knowledge and a chance to network and collaborate with others in the lymphedema industry. This seminar will be this Saturday, December 2nd, from 10 am-7 pm CST, offering 7 CEU. Central Lymphatic Dysfunction will be the theme of this class, with presentations from Lawrence B.Afrin, MD, Shelley DiCecco, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA, Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CLT-LANA, Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA. Continue reading

Lessons of Lymphedema

lessons of lymphedemaGRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU

Thanksgiving week here in America gives us all a chance to pause and contemplate our many gifts and all we have to be grateful for. Personally, I am incredibly thankful for this business! I am so grateful for all the people I serve and the therapists I partner with. Not to mention the reps from various companies, I learn, grow, and develop my business with their help and support. I have developed and grown through this business and the lessons that lymphedema and all of you have taught me.  Continue reading

Lymphedema and Colder Weather

COLDER WEATHERSelf-care and exercies

Lymphedema can be easier to deal with in the colder weather. Compression garments are more comfortable in cooler weather, and swelling might not be as bad. Bug bites and sunburns are usually not an issue of concern, at least in the northern hemisphere. However, these cooler months can present their challenges. Here are just a few tips for safety and lymphedema as temperatures drop.  Continue reading

NEW RESOURCE: FAST’N GO COMPRESSION BANDAGES

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST COMPRESSION FOR LYMPHEDEMAFast'N Go

Have you checked out our Lymphedema Resource Page yet? We want our website to be more than just a place to purchase great compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go-to place for all things lymphedema, from garments to informative blog posts to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.

Are you looking for more information, resources, and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab, you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema and lipedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button, you will find connections to fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema community. Rivera Hybrid Solutions is new to our Resource Page with their Fast’N Go Hybrid Bandages. Effective self-bandaging at home is made simple! The design of these innovative bandages enhances healing while ensuring your utmost convenience. Continue reading

NEW RESOURCE: BALANCE WITH BABZ: YOGA

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST COMPRESSION FOR LYMPHEDEMABalance with Babz

Have you checked out our Lymphedema Resource Page yet? We want our website to be more than just a place to purchase great compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go-to place for all things lymphedema, from garments to informative blog posts to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.

Are you looking for more information, resources, and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab, you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button, you will find connections to fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema community. New to our Resource Page is “Balance with Babz: Yoga.” Barbara, known as Babz, is an occupational lymphedema therapist and certified yoga teacher. She is also certified in yoga4cancer, LoveYourBrain, Yoga for Trauma training, and reiki attuned. Continue reading

NEW RESOURCE: VANESSA HEMINGWAY

Vanessa Hemingway, OTR, CLT LANASO MUCH MORE THAN JUST COMPRESSION FOR LYMPHEDEMA

Have you checked out our Lymphedema Resource Page yet? We want our website to be more than just a place to purchase great compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go-to place for all things lymphedema, from garments to informative blog posts to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.

Are you looking for more information, resources, and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab, you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button, you will find connections to fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema community. New to our Resource Page is Vanessa Hemingway with her Vital Lymph program. She is a holistic occupational and lymphatic therapist specializing in healing the inflammation from cancer treatment, critical and chronic illness, and adrenal fatigue and grief. Continue reading

CEUs FOR LYMPHEDEMA THERAPISTS

lymphedema seminarsNETWORKING AND EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP

Are you looking for CEUs for lymphedema therapists before the end of the year? Time is running out, but you can still sign up for this weekend’s Lymphedema Seminars continuing education and networking workshop. This Zoom online class offers the latest and greatest information about lymphedema. Shoosh, the founder of Lymphedema Seminars, has provided these online classes since Covid shut down her in-person seminars. This day-long event offers a wealth of knowledge and a chance to network and collaborate with others in the lymphedema industry. This seminar is Scheduled for Saturday, October 21st, from 10 am-7 pm CST and offers 7 CEUs for lymphedema therapists. Lower body lymphatics will be the theme of this class. There will be presentations from Karen Ashforth, MS, OTR, CLT-LANA, Leslie Bell, DPT, CLT-LANA, Missy Baylor, OTS, LMIT, CLOT-LANS, CSWS and Vicki Ralph, MPPA, OTR/L, CLT-LANA. Continue reading

Top Compression Garments for Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedema

Compression for Post breast cancer lymphedemaWHY COMPRESSION IS SO IMPORTANT?

Post-breast cancer lymphedema is a condition that occurs when lymph fluid builds up in the affected area, most commonly in the arm or chest, due to damaged or removed lymph nodes. This can lead to swelling, discomfort, and decreased mobility. Compression garments play a vital role in managing this condition for several reasons: Continue reading