lymphedema and lipedema

What is Lipedema and How is it Different from Lymphedema?

While lipedema and lymphedema might outwardly appear to be similar disorders, they are two very distinct medical conditions. Though they share some similarities, including treatment methods and potential symptoms, it’s important to distinguish between them.  Learn more about Lipedema and how it differs from Lymphedema: What is Lipedema?   Lipedema is a medical condition that…

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Compression Services in Our New, Enhanced Pretty in Pink Boutique Location

The comfort of our patients is always our top priority. When planning the new, centralized Cool Springs location of Pretty in Pink Boutique, it was essential to provide our compression clients with a personalized experience. In this new space, we’ve dedicated half of our building to compression fittings to separate them from our patients receiving…

lymphedema

Certified Compression and Mastectomy Fitter Talks Lymphedema Awareness

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?  Claudia Dixon: My name is Claudia, and I am a Certified Compression and Mastectomy fitter for Pretty in Pink Boutique and I’ve been with the company for six years now.  Was lymphedema part of your breast cancer journey?  CD: I do not have lymphedema, thankfully. With…

Pretty In Pink Lymphedema Awareness Month

Pam Ludwig Discusses Lymphedema Awareness Month

Pam Ludwig: I’m Pam Ludwig. I’m the owner of Pretty in Pink Boutique, founded in 2005. We have three locations in the Middle Tennessee area: Franklin, Hendersonville, and Murfreesboro. We are a combined business. We are a breast cancer boutique providing all necessary post-surgery items after breast cancer and then also a compression garment and…

What is Compression Therapy?

Compression therapy plays a central role in the treatment of lymphedema.  The experts at Pretty In Pink Boutique have helped thousands of folks suffering with lymphedema since beginning their journey in 2004. Their team of professionally trained compression garment fitters share their expertise in compression therapy and compression garments. What is Lymphedema?  Lymphedema is a…

The Ultimate Guide to Compression Garments from Pretty In Pink Boutique

Lymphedema refers to swelling that occurs when the lymphatic system is unable to adequately drain fluid, usually from an arm or leg. The most common cause of lymphedema is cancer. If cancer cells block lymph vessels, or lymph nodes are removed in cancer treatment, lymphedema may result.  There are various ways a doctor may treat…

Managing Lymphedema in the Summer Heat

Managing Lymphedema to Maximize Your Summer Fun

The sun and warm weather feels amazing, but for those with lymphedema there’s an increased possibility for swelling and risk of infection.  Alexa Ercolano at The Lymphie Life is a blogger living with Lymphedema sharing stories, information, and support for those living with Lymphedema and their families.  Let’s take a look at some of Alexa’s…

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Living with Lymphedema: Manage Inflammation This Holiday Season

The holidays are different this year, there’s no denying that. And while it’s disappointing to not have the usual traditions, maybe this is an opportunity to start new habits and traditions. If you’re living with lymphedema, you probably already know certain foods trigger bloating and swelling, making you uncomfortable. This year, make a plan to…