Inelastic garments

For compression therapy, inelastic supports and garments are an alternative to elastic compression garments. Both are used to treat venous conditions, but inelastic compression therapy offers the biggest therapeutic effect for deep vein thrombosis or venous ulcers, whereas elastic compression bandages and garments are generally more suited to superficial venous conditions. Your doctor will advise you whether inelastic garments are right for you. Learn more about their benefits and find the right inelastic compression garment here!

Inelastic compression supports like medi’s Juxta-Fit products can be easily adjusted to contain swelling.  During phase 1 of Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) inelastic supports can be ideal.  The Juxta-Fit range of inelastic supports are high quality, instantly adjustable, inelastic compression garments for treating chronic oedema/lymphoedema.

Juxta CURES offers inelastic measurable compression to treat venous Leg Ulcers. It allows adjustable and measurable compression to be applied to the leg to reduce exudate and reduce healing times.

With the Juxta CURES inelastic support patients have the ability to adjust their garments themselves and are able to enjoy much more mobility compared to bandages.

Inelastic supports

With the Juxta-Fit products medi offers a wide range of inelastic supports. Juxta-Fit Armsleeves are used to contain swelling for patients with moderate or severe arm lymphoedema. Juxta-Fit Armsleeves can be adjusted throughout the day and are perfect for self-care allowing the patient to manage their arm lymphoedema. As well as Juxta-Fit for the arms, medi offers an inelastic Juxta-Fit hand wrap for oedema of the hand. It gives hand coverage from the wrist to the base of the fingers. This inelastic support is also ideal for self-care.

How inelastic compression works

Compression therapy helps regulate the blood circulation in the body and to improve venous pumping function. It does so by applying steady pressure to the veins because the garments sit tightly on the affected area of the body. Inelastic bandages or garments can be individually adjusted with Velcro straps. Unlike elastic bandages and supports, inelastic compression garments do not lose their stretch over time. That means that the pressure exerted on the limbs stays the same while being worn, whereas elastic bandages tend to get stretched throughout the day and therefore become less effective the longer you wear them.

It also means they last longer and don't need to be replaced as often. Especially for patients with chronic venous insufficiency, this is a financial relief since they rely on compression bandages long-term.

Compression for venous conditions

The limbs as well as your ankles, wrists, hands and feet are most affected by venous conditions. Studies have shown that inelastic compression garments offer the biggest relief for patients with lymphoedema, lipoedema, chronic venous insufficiency (venous reflux disease) and other deep vein conditions. The tight garments apply consistent pressure and help to keep the circumference of limbs from increasing throughout the day, meaning the swelling is kept to a minimum.

Compression therapy after surgery

Compression garments are also used for postoperative care, for example a compressive bra after a breast augmentation, reduction, lifting or reconstruction. It offers support to the connective tissue and helps maintain the shape established during the surgery. With the adjustable straps you can alter the pressure and ensure a comfortable fit of the chest support.

Inelastic compression garments by medi

medi offers inelastic compression garments in many versions: for the entire or partial arm or leg, for foot and ankle, for hand and wrist. Inelastic compression supports like medi’s Juxta-Fit products can be easily adjusted to contain swelling.  During phase 1 of Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) inelastic supports can be ideal.  The Juxta-Fit range of inelastic supports are high quality, instantly adjustable, inelastic compression garments for treating chronic oedema/lymphoedema.

Juxta CURES offers inelastic measurable compression to treat venous leg ulcers. It allows adjustable and measurable compression to be applied to the leg to reduce exudate and reduce healing times. With the Juxta CURES inelastic support patients have the ability to adjust their garments themselves and are able to enjoy much more mobility compared to bandages.

With the Juxta-Fit products medi offers a wide range of inelastic supports. Juxta-Fit arm sleeves are used to contain swelling for patients with moderate or severe arm lymphoedema. Juxta-Fit arm sleeves can be adjusted throughout the day and are perfect for self-care, allowing the patient to manage their arm lymphoedema. As well as Juxta-Fit for the arms, medi offers an inelastic Juxta-Fit hand wrap for oedema of the hand. It gives hand coverage from the wrist to the base of the fingers. This inelastic support is also ideal for self-care.

Material for inelastic garments

Inelastic material doesn't mean uncomfortable. The inelastic medi garments are all made from breathable compression material that is hypoallergenic and latex-free. The Velcro straps let you adjust the fit and pressure yourself, ensuring the highest level of comfort possible. This also helps patients retain their independence, since nobody else is needed to don or doff the garments.

Caring for your compression garments

Every medi compression item you buy comes with specific washing instructions that you should follow carefully to ensure your garment lasts you a long time. Generally, they can be machine-washed at a low temperature. You should avoid high temperatures or harsh chemicals, therefore the compression bandages shouldn’t be ironed, bleached, or tumble-dried. We recommend owning at least two of the items that you need for your compression therapy, so you can regularly wash them, let them air dry, and still be able to wear one at all times or as advised by your doctor.

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