Athena Arm Sleeve by LympheDivas
Medically correct fashion for controlling lymphedema
All LympheDiva compression garments:
- Effectively control lymphedema with medically correct graduated compression available in two levels: Class 1 (20-30mmHg) or Class 2 (30-40mmHg).
- Moisture wicking technology which pulls sweat away from the body and is fast drying.
- Silicone-free and latex-free
- 4-way stretch for unlimited range of motion
- Knit with 360° stretch which allows the garments to stretch as your arm bends and flexes, preventing binding at the elbow.
- Fine knit construction with a smooth surface that is lightweight and replicates a "second skin".
- Unscented aloe vera moisturizing micro-capsules added to the fabric for softness and skin protection.
- Diva Diamond Band latex-free and silicone-free gripper applied directly to the top cuff of the sleeve that helps the sleeve stay up, prevents rolling, and helps keep skin less irritated is optional at no additional cost on all sleeves.
- Are aesthetically appealing for the savvy breast cancer survivor with lymphedema that will inspire her to feel beautiful, strong and confident.
- 80% Nylon / 20% Lycra
- Easy to wear & easy to care, machine wash and dry.
- Matching glove and gauntlet are available and are sold separately.
- Donning aids are available and sold separately.
MEASURING: Visit our LympheDivas Sizing Guide for information on how to measure for your compression arm sleeve, and gauntlet (sold separately).
All compression garments should be replaced after six months of normal wear. They start losing their effectiveness after that time, and will appear looser. You will start to lose the maximum benefits of your compression strength after this time. We recommend marking the date on the retail box they came in. You'll also have the box codes for your next order.
It is recommended that you consult your medical professional and fitter for proper guidelines on the use and application of this product. As therapy progresses or new symptoms develop, it may be necessary to take new measurements for a new compression garment.
It is also recommended that you put your compression arm sleeve on first thing in the morning every day. Rough fingernails, jagged rings, etc. can damage fabric. Use a latex-free donning glove (sold separately) to protect your garment.
About Compression Levels
Compression garments are rated by the amount of pressure that they apply to the skin surface in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Lower ratings provide enough pressure for comfort and some preventative properties.Higher ratings will also provide comfort but also provide more therapeutic levels of pressure needed to treat some more severe conditions.
- 20 - 30 mmHg rated compression garments are considered light medical compression and are used by people who suffer from moderate swelling or for preventing blood clots after surgery. Garments with this rating should only be purchased on the advice of a physician or other health professional to avoid causing additional medical damage or injury.
30 - 40 mmHg rated compression garments are considered medium medical compression stockings and are chosen if you have moderate to severe varicose veins during pregnancy or due to another condition, moderate edema, after a vein treatment like vein stripping, as a treatment for ulcers, and to combat diseases like lymphedema. Garments with this rating should only be purchased on the advice of a physician or other health professional to avoid causing additional medical damage or injury.