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Topic: Juxtafit and hand compression

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2018 02:34PM

Runmommy wrote:

Does anyone here have experience using the Circaid Juxtafit arm sleeve and gauntlet (or glove)? I recently tried it and have been having a lot of trouble getting the gauntlet to compress adequately. It is such an awkward shape and doesn't compress my hand well regardless of how I wrap it. Unfortunately, my hand and fingers easily swell at night when my arm is compressed even a little bit, even with good hand/finger wrapping. Daytime is not really a problem, for some reason.

I've been trying out various nighttime options over the past year - bandaging is ok but time consuming, and my fingers still swell. The Solaris Tribute was good for my hand, but stretches out at the top because it's so hard to get on (which resulted in my upper arm getting larger over time). I was really hoping the Juxtafit would be a good nighttime solution. Does anyone have any tips or ideas for the best type of hand compression when using the Juxtafit sleeve? I'm open to trying anything, with or without the Juxtafit gauntlet. Many thanks!

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