April 2017

Show Your Compression Garment Some Love

Cindy Anderson, Compression Product Specialist

Feel confident you’re keeping your compression garment in-shape with these tips from our Product Team.

At Juzo, we strive to help you live the healthy life you want to lead. Through this blog you can learn helpful tips from compression and healthcare experts, share stories and find the resources you need to be your best self. We’re kicking things off with a breakdown of one of our most frequently asked questions, “How do I care for my compression garment to keep it fitting properly?”

The best way to get the most out of your Juzo compression garment is with proper care. Here are a few tips:

  • Machine Wash and Dry - Wash your Juzo garment daily to maintain size, shape and therapeutic effectiveness. We designed our garments with your convenience in mind – you can machine was and dry them on low heat with mild detergent. Just make sure to use a mesh laundry bag or pillow case to prevent snags.

  • Suitable Detergent – We offer specialized laundry detergent for compression garments, but any mild laundry detergent will work. Stay away from all whiteners, brighteners or softeners – these will damage the fibers in your garment.

  • Prevent Snagging or Pulling - Snagged fabric can compromise compression. Wearing gloves when you take off or put on your garment reduces the risk of damage caused by your fingernails or jewelry. You can purchase Juzo latex-free gloves. Also, try to avoid pulling too hard at the upper edge of the garment which can cause overstretching or tearing.

With more than 100 years’ experience knitting compression garments, Juzo focuses on designing long-lasting, comfortable garments that fit your lifestyle. We use the highest quality fibers available to make sure our compression garments resist wear and tear, keep their shape over time, and are breathable.

Our job is to give you the freedom you deserve to live your life the way you want to, which is why each garment must adhere to Juzo standards: comfort, style, ease of use, durable and therapeutic effectiveness.

We’re here for you – let us know what else you’d like to read about on this blog by commenting on our Facebook page. And for more information about garment care, email support@juzousa.com.

Donna commented on Apr 16, 2017

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Do you have any light weight compression sleeves. I have a Juzo sleeve now and it is so hot when the weather is warm outside. Thanks

JuzoUSA replied to Donna on Apr 17, 2017

What model are you wearing?

Our Juzo Soft sleeve is a very light weight and breathable fabric perfect for warm climates and swelling that is preventative, early stage or mild Lymphedema. For more severe Lymphedema swelling and the need for a heavier containing garment there are several sleeves produced with natural fibers making them a cool breathable comfortable choice. For example our seamed Juzo Expert Cotton is produced with all natural cotton touching the skin and very breathable. Also our Juzo Dynamic, Expert and Strong fabrics are all available with silver which regulates temperature and make them a smart choice for summer too.

Shirley Swieci commented on Apr 13, 2017

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I wish compression hose could be constructed with a more open and breathable toe space - especially in the summertime. I do not like open-toes because they don't stay put. Thank you!

JuzoUSA replied to Shirley Swieci on Apr 14, 2017

Have you tried using adhesive lotion to keep the open toe stocking in place.

Betsy commented on Apr 12, 2017

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How do I know when it's time to replace my arm sleeves?

JuzoUSA replied to Betsy on Apr 13, 2017

With normal daily wear and care, we recommend replacing your garment every six months. Should your garment show signs of excessive wear or fit looser or tighter than when you originally purchased it, we recommend consulting with your fitter about being re-measured or replacing your garment sooner.

Ernestine Williams commented on Apr 12, 2017

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I have a front loader washer and dryer. I find it just easier to wash them out by hand. I use your Juzo wash. Should I use warm to hot or warm to cold? Wash and rinse? Thanks. I know you don't have to rinse. But I like to rinse a little.

JuzoUSA replied to Ernestine Williams on Apr 13, 2017

Warm to cool wash, always rinse and dry on low heat.