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Will restricted clothing work to treat lymphedema?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: How restrictive?

If by restrictive clothing you mean compression sleeves and stockings, yes.
If you just mean a tight pair of pants or a tight shirt, no.

In brief: How restrictive?

If by restrictive clothing you mean compression sleeves and stockings, yes.
If you just mean a tight pair of pants or a tight shirt, no.
Dr. Ted King
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Doctors often use specially constructed, restrictive, very tight clothing to treat lymphedema of the legs or arms.
This is a common treatment for this condition.

In brief: Yes

Doctors often use specially constructed, restrictive, very tight clothing to treat lymphedema of the legs or arms.
This is a common treatment for this condition.
Mike Moore
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Clothing

A compression stocking is the key Restrictive closing not helpful and probably bad for the condition

In brief: Clothing

A compression stocking is the key Restrictive closing not helpful and probably bad for the condition
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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