Lower Leg Bandaging

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Lower Leg Bandaging

Lower leg lymphedema bandaging

      Lower leg lymphedema bandaging is one of the most important and effective lymphedema treatments. Why is that? Well, the answer to that one is simple. The lower leg lymphedema bandaging ensures, each and every time it is applied properly, that the lymphatic vessels are stable and compressed. In most cases, applying extra pressure on an already bloated area of the body is not exactly a good thing, but in this particular situation, it helps reduce the swelling and keeps the lymph flow running smoothly.

     Some old school physicians might recommend some elastic garments, like some spandex pants. This is not exactly an efficient way of bandaging. It has been proven in recent years that, once the leg reduces in size, the garment does not follow the new dimensions, since the fabric does not have memory. Nowadays, medical professionals explain to their patients that the best material to use in lower leg lymphedema bandaging is the one that molds completely to the leg. It is more expensive, that is certain, but the effects are much more beneficial to the sufferer. Also, the "memory - enhanced" material lasts longer than normal spandex pants.

     One of the crucial elements of a lymphedema bandage is the fact that it is multi - layered. Usually, bandages hold things together by sheer tightness. In the case of this specific bandage, that could not be further from the truth. Lymphedema bandages work their magic through their thickness and not through their tightness. Basically, the thicker and more elastic the bandage is, the better. The main role of such a material is to support the muscles and the skin, while the leg goes back to its normal size.

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