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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Range of motion: Gentle range of motion is usually the very best way to stretch your neck. You want to be very careful with any neck exercises in general - particularly if you are suffering from an injury or have any issues with your neck/spine. Slow rolling/nodding/turning are usually the best ways to loosen up! ...Read more
See below: Easy options include: abdominal crunch machine. Regular crunches laying down without stressing the legs. You could also simply sit on a stool and perform a abdominal crunches. Situps laying on back and knees bent 90 degrees and resting on a bench so the legs are not stressed. Do not anchor your feet under anything as it would stress you legs while performing any abdominal exercise. ...Read more
See details: If both hips are involved the pain may be originating in the lower back and not in the bursa. It is impossible to tell without a history and exam. Therefore speak with your doctor or see an orthopedist for this issue. ...Read more
Venous stasis pain: Lying down and putting your feet up higher than your heart helps. Compression is essential but you might need 30-40 mm hg stockings. The easiest way to do this is usually to wear prescription graduated compression stockings or circaids. If you can take anti-inflammatory medicine, that can help too. The best thing though is to see a vein specialist and treat your underlying venous insufficiency. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stretch easily: If your ankle is steadily improving, you may begin stretching exercises, but passive range of motion (no weight or force of gravity or muscle) the best stretches for leg and ankle-using stretching bands or towel, sitting with leg extended and place the band under the foot like a stirrup, and gently pull your foot to the inside and the to the outside. There should be minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone spurs: That is quite a wide topic. Bone spurs range from small , but painful, spurs on toes that can be addressed via minimal incision surgery, to larger spurs like heel spurs and haglund's deformities that are more conventional in nature. Circulatory status determines surgery or conservative care. Seek the help of a podiatrist to guide you with what needs to be done. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Almost any exercise that uses the arms or legs with increase the circulation to those parts. The muscles that move them require blood flow, so using them stimulates the blood to push the blood in. Swimming is great to work out all four extremities (arm & legs). An elliptical machine is also good. Other activities may be better for either arms or legs. ...Read more
Inflammation: If you are a healthy person and doing manual labor it is not unusual to have stiffness and soreness of the hands. If you have no stomach problems, bleeding tendency, or kidney or liver problems it is safe to take over the counter Motrin with food. Please take as recommended on the bottle or your physician. With rest and medication this should resolve in 1week. Otherwise see you primary doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Heal bone first: Tibias heal poorly and can go on to monunion they usually should be nailed enknee motion to follow sometimes weight bering depending on frx pattern and fixation heal first them strengthen straight leg raises are a classic keeps quad strong. ...Read more
What to do if I have a lot of pitting edema in my legs, all the way up to knees I can press and get the pitting, some days?
Good bra, "flies": First of all, you need to prevent further sagging by wearing a bra that gives you good support. The ligaments of cooper that hold up your breasts stretch with age so you need to prevent further damage to them. Doing exercises that increase your "pecs" or pectoralis major muscle will increase the muscle below your breasts. Your local gym can help you learn how to do exercises such as "flies". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very big legs with vericous veins and fat in my ankles what can I do to help my conditions?
Visit a vascular: Doctor for the varicose veins. They could evaluate you and give you options. If you are heavy (weight wise) losing weight will help take some pressure off the veins. Compression hosiery if there is any degree of swelling can help. If fat around ankles is an issue it can be surgically removed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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