Compression garments with foam chips, such as the Sigvaris Chipsleeve, are nighttime garments that provide a gentle lymphatic massage all night long. The foam pressed into the affected area creates tissue stretch and pressure differentials. This encourages re-absorption of lymphatic fluid and helps move lymph. This nighttime compression garment covers a large area, as it comes up high on the axilla and covers the hand with a separation for the thumb.
The Sigvaris Chipsleeve features open cell, chipped foam to massage fibrotic tissue, stimulating fluid movement and helping to soften superficial tissue. Use as a bandage liner in the decongestive phase of lymphedema treatment or as an independent compression garment. The moisture wicking fabric has unique stretch characteristics, therefore providing form-fitting comfort.
The use of nighttime compression garments has demonstrated improved control of edema in many cases. Direction channels on this garment facilitate efficient lymph drainage – moving lymphatic fluid while you sleep or while you rest.
OVERSLEEVE AND LINER
Sigvaris Chipsleeve comes with a cover to help push the foam chips in and provide effective and gentle therapy while you sleep. This Oversleeve, used with the Chipsleeve, provides moderate, gradient compression of 15-25 mmHg. The sleeve also comes with two cotton liners. Use the liners to protect your garment from dirt and oils in the skin.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF SIGVARIS CHIPSLEEVE
Sigvaris Chipsleeve is simple and easy to care for. If you use the cotton liners, the Chipsleeve itself will not need to be laundered as often. Wash cotton liners after each use. Liners are made out of cotton and have no compression in them – therefore, wash as you would any cotton material. Wash Chipsleeve and the Oversleeve in the machine on a gentle cycle using mild detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners. Dry Chipsleeve in the dryer on a low heat in order to help fluff up the foam chips. The Oversleeve can be hung to dry.
CHIP SLEEVE 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex
OVER SLEEVE Lycra (80% nylon, 20% spandex)
CHIPPED FOAM 100% Polyurethane foam
LINERS 100% cotton
There is no rubber or latex in this garment.