Notes from our Certified Fitters:
Always contact your physician and or therapist to determine the correct compression strength for your condition.
We recommend the Jobst RTW Armsleeves to our clients looking for an more affordable yet effective compression armsleeve. It is soft, comfortable, and durable.
Jobst Ready-to-Wear Armsleeves should be replaced after three to six months of normal wear. They start losing their effectiveness after that time. If they seem to be getting looser, than you are not receiving the maximum benefits of their compression strength.
Additional Information as Provided by the Manufacturer:
The name JOBST® means effective compression therapy and quality. That is why Jobst is the #1 Physician Recommended brand. The Jobst Ready to Wear 15-20 mmHg Armsleeve offers the same features as the higher compression 20-30 mmHg line:
- Soft and air permeable
- Durable, lightweight knit construction
- Fits a wide range of hand and arm shapes
- Easy to put on, comfortable to wear
- Latex Free
Wearing Compression For The First Time:
The first few times you wear your compression garment you will notice the squeeze. It is OK to begin wearing your armsleeve gradually. Try wearing it for just a few hours the first day and then increase the number of hours each day until you can wear them comfortably throughout the day while you are up and about. Check your armsleeve periodically to smooth out any wrinkles as the fabric may move during the day. Remove your armsleeve before going to bed.
It is important to wear your compression garments everyday. Compression stockings and sleeves manage an on-going problem. When you remove your compression garment the condition responsible for your symptoms is still there. Failure to wear your stockings or lymphedema garment may cause your condition to become more severe.
Hand or machine-wash with warm water and mild soap or detergent, or Jolastic® Washing Solution. No chlorine bleach. Warm water rinse. Hang or lay flat to air-dry. May dry in a dryer on low heat or delicate setting. Placing your armsleeves in a mesh laundry bag will help protect them during the wash cycle.
Special Care for Jobst Armsleeves with Silicone Bands
The use of skin care products (such as skin creams, body lotion, or powder) as well as various skin types (such as dry or peeling skin) and hair growth may prevent the silicone band from keeping the armsleeve in place.
To improve the performance of the silicone band under the above conditions, we recommend the following steps:
- Turn the armsleeve inside out before washing.
- Before the main wash, thoroughly hand wash the silicone band using a delicate fabric detergent. Concentrate on removing any lotion, powder, hair or other foreign material from the silicone.
- Follow the "Application and Care Instructions" included in the package.
Replacing Your Garment
The elastic fibers of your compression armsleeve will break down with wear. Proper care will increase the "life" span of your armsleeves, but you will need to replace your sleeve at about every 3-6 months depending on how often you are wearing and how you are caring for your garment. As a general rule, if your garment becomes easy to put on, it probably needs to be replaced.
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Please be certain to contact your physician or therapist prior to starting any new compression therapy.
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Returns and Exchanges: You may try on an item for fit, but it cannot be worn and the original tags must be attached. We will not accept returns or issue refunds on items that have been worn, washed, have the tags removed, stained, smell of smoke, or damaged in any way. Please make sure all tags and packaging are exactly how they were shipped to you. The items must be carefully packed to protect the product and the packaging.
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While we cannot administer medical advice, our Customer Service Team members are available to assist you with the ordering of any compression garment or other medical supplies. Our toll-free number is 1-866-774-9513 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST). If you prefer to correspond by email, our address is CustomerService@MetroMedicalOnline.com.
People who select armsleeves with regular (non-silicone) bands often wear It Stays roll-on compression garment adhesive. We recommend that donning gloves always been worn when applying your compression garments. These gloves have a gripping texture that makes it considerably easier to put on your armsleeve. Donning gloves also help to prevent tearing, snagging or putting a nail or finger through the garment. To preserve the life of your armsleeves, we suggest using Jobst Jolastic Wash.