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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)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...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 type of exercise do I do for inflammation in my knee?

What type of exercise do I do for inflammation in my knee?

Knee pain: The type of exercise that you would do for inflammation of your knee would depend on what part of your knee was inflamed. Certainly you would start with wrapping the knee, keeping it elevated, icing 15-20 minutes at a time, and taking some anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

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

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What kind of exercises could I do to get my thighs in shape?

What kind of exercises could I do to get my thighs in shape?

Squats and lunges: Resistance traing(weight lifting), leg press, knee extensions, hamstrings curls, squats and lunges. Good nutrition including protein. ...Read more

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What kind of workouts can I do for my stomach without using legs?

What kind of workouts can I do for my stomach without using legs?

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

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What exercise can I do for bursitis in my hips?

What exercise can I do for bursitis in my hips?

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

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What can I do for the pain of my venous stasis?

What can I do for the pain of my venous stasis?

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 more

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What are the exercises i can do for my sprain ankle?

What are the exercises i can do for my sprain ankle?

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 more

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What kind of surgery do I need or what can I do for bone spurs in my feet?

What kind of surgery do I need or what can I do for bone spurs in my feet?

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 more

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What exercises can I do to have improved circulation in my arms and legs?

What exercises can I do to have improved circulation in my arms and legs?

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

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What can I do for stiffness and soreness in me hands?

What can I do for stiffness and soreness in me hands?

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

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What can I do to get rid of leg pain that happens randomly and at different areas of my legs?

What can I do to get rid of leg pain that happens randomly and at different areas of my legs?

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

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What kind of exercises can I do to keep my leg strong with a fractured tibia?

What kind of exercises can I do to keep my leg strong with a fractured tibia?

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

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What exercise can I do for arthritis in the arm?

What exercise can I do for arthritis in the arm?

Depends: Depends on type of arthritis. There are over 200 varieties. Some improve with exercise; others, worsened. It is impossible to identify specific exercises without knowing what type of arthritis and what joints are affected. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Edema: See your doctor. You are retaining fluid and there are multiple reasons people retain fluid, that include poor nutrition, liver conditions, and renal conditions amongst them. Compression stockings and diuretics are frequently used to manage these symptoms. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can I do for saggy breasts?

What kind of exercises can I do for saggy breasts?

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 more

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I have very big legs with vericous veins and fat in my ankles what can I do to help my conditions?

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 more

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Help, what type of exercises can I do to control my restless legs syndrome?

Help, what type of exercises can I do to control my restless legs syndrome?

See below: Treatment of restless legs syndrome (rls) focuses on medications and treating the underlying medical issue, if present. But, if you can, gentle stretching exercises involving the feet and calves may help. ...Read more

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What can I do about numbness in both legs?

See your doctor: There are a variety of conditions that cause numbness in both legs---some are easier to treat than other. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more