Compression Devices For Lower Leg Edema
by Laura Hess
(Colorado Springs, Colorado )
Hi there! My name's Laura Hess. I live with my Dad, Robert Hess, and he has Type 2 Diabetes (which is pretty stable) and severe Edema in his lower legs. It's so swollen that on the shin of his right leg there's fluid "weeping" through the skin. His doctor knows and says he needs to have compression wraps/socks, whatever. I wanted to see if you have any suggestions for certain products that may be more effective than others. I like those Sequential Compression Devices, but I don't know much about them (I only know of them because I've had them on when I had to be in the hospital myself). Anyway, any help, suggestions, or advice would be Greatly appreciated. Thank you very, very much for your help in advance!