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What kind of exercises can I do for lymphedema in my legs?

What kind of exercises can I do for lymphedema in my legs?

Compression: Visit a lymphedema clinic if possible. They will help coordinate your treatment plan. Compression, compression, compression is most effective at bringing down swelling and for maintenance (ace wraps, stockings, etc.). Leg elevation at the end of the day. Massage therapy is offered by many lymphedema clinics. Sometimes a diuretic (water pill) can help bring down the swelling....Ask your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

Lymphedema is a medical condition in which the tiny amount fluid and protein that normally seeps out of blood vessels as it flows by cells cannot be returned to the blood vessels due to abnormalities in the lymph system, or the collecting ducts ...Read more


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What kind of exercises will help with lymphedema in my legs?

What kind of exercises will help with lymphedema in my legs?

Pedal pumping: Will help, keep it up for at least two minutes, and do it three times daily best health to you. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would treat lymphedema of the lower leg?

What kind of doctor would treat lymphedema of the lower leg?

Surgeon/radiologist: Could also see a message therapist if there is no venous valvular insufficiency that needs correction. ...Read more

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What should I expect to pay for a lymphedema pump for my leg?

right diagnosis: Most importantly is to confirm that it is lymphedema, a diagnosis that is often confused with chronic venous disease. A certified lymphedema therapist and physician trained in lymphedema should confirm your diagnosis especially before you pay such a large sum. If you indeed have lymphedema, your insurance company will pay for the appropriate pump. ...Read more

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I have lymphedema in my lower right leg. Is surgery an option?

Lymphedema: There's no cure for lymphedema. Treatment focuses on reducing the swelling and controlling the pain. Lymphedema treatments include: exercise , wrapping your leg, massage, pneumatic compression and compression garments. ...Read more

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Is there anything recommended for life long lymphedema in the legs?

Is there anything recommended for life long lymphedema in the legs?

Swelling is an enemy: Lymphedema has several causes. The swelling is bothersome, makes your legs heavy. Uncontrolled and with time, swelling causes permanent skin damage, skin color change, ulcerations, poor wound healing. Doctors recommend compression devices as first line therapy to control swelling. Ice packs, leg elevation, some interventions, a doctor visit, leg vein ultrasoud might also help control swelling. ...Read more

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My sister-in-law has been diagnosed with lymphedema in her right leg. What can I do to help?

My sister-in-law has been diagnosed with lymphedema in her right leg. What can I do to help?

MLD: This stands for manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy. Find a physician that has a special interest in this technique for the care of lymph edema. ...Read more

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What are recommendations for a lymphedema pump for the legs?

pump recommendation: It is important to be sure that you truly have lymphedema, a diagnosis that is confusing for many doctors. Unfortunately, the choice of pump is dependent upon what insurance you have and of course how severe the condition is. A certified lymphedema therapist and physician trained in lymphedema should be involved in your care to confirm the diagnosis and get you the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are the first signs and symptoms of leg lymphedema?

What are the first signs and symptoms of leg lymphedema?

Swelling: Generally swelling but heaviness or fullness or achy type pain can also occur. ...Read more

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