During the initial use of the product, the materials are NEW, flat and can be stiff.  Over time, the materials will soften and begin to take the shape of your limb.  The following are recommended to minimize any challenges with applying the garment:

  1. Ensure ALL tabs on both sides have been completely released from the garment prior to application.
    If only the tabs that cover the zipper are released, this will prevent the garment from expanding to its fullest capacity.
  2. Stretch the Opening
    Once the tabs have been removed, you can place your arms inside the garment and expand the garment’s circumference.  This will help ensure you have reached the full capacity prior to application.  Visit our Application & Adjustment page for easy-to-follow instructions and handy video.
  3. Wash the Garment
    The NEW product is stiff from the manufacturing process.  Washing the garment will soften the fabric and allow for easier application.
Woman with hands inside EXTREMIT-EASE Compression Garment, opening and loosening it.