Swell spots and pads are uniquely designed to address the needs associated with providing coverage and targeted, localized pressure and compression to specific body areas and contours as part of a Lymphedema treatment or management program. (read more)
When managing Lymphedema with compression bandaging and therapy, it may be necessary to address cases of excess swelling or fibrosis, which is a hardened area under the skin, with extra compression that is targeted to a specific body area or contour.
Swell spots and pads have been developed to address this need and may be used in combination with short stretch compression bandages during CDT as part of a multi-layer compression bandage, or afterwards during on-going Lymphedema management. The swell spot or pad may be tucked into a compression garment or compression wrap and positioned where the extra pressure is needed.
Swell spots and pads are available in many shapes, sizes and designs to meet the needs of the body area that requires extra compression. Which ever type of swell spot or pad is used, the goal is to create localized, targeted pressure and break up the areas of concentrated and stagnant protein-heavy lymph fluid to help create a softer skin area.