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Will a thigh high compression garment help with lymphedema?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Generally yes
Unfortunately, nothing cures lymphedema.
The best we can do is help to keep the swelling under better control. One of the best ways we have of doing that is with thigh high compression garments. Lymphedema drainage/massage is beneficial, as is weight control, exercise, and using non-elastic compression garments, like circaids. A good source of information is http://www.Lymphnet.Org good luck!

In brief: Generally yes
Unfortunately, nothing cures lymphedema.
The best we can do is help to keep the swelling under better control. One of the best ways we have of doing that is with thigh high compression garments. Lymphedema drainage/massage is beneficial, as is weight control, exercise, and using non-elastic compression garments, like circaids. A good source of information is http://www.Lymphnet.Org good luck!
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
i agree with ted king and add the possible use of a lymphedema pump, it is imperative for the patient to put the compression garment on with the leg elevated
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
It depends on why you have lymphedema, your activity level, your associated illnesses such as congestive heart failure, and your ability to wear a compression garment appropriately.
It is definitely worth a try, however you should consult with your doctor to make sure that there are no other treatments for your lymphedema, and that associated diseases are being treated. Good luck!

In brief: Maybe
It depends on why you have lymphedema, your activity level, your associated illnesses such as congestive heart failure, and your ability to wear a compression garment appropriately.
It is definitely worth a try, however you should consult with your doctor to make sure that there are no other treatments for your lymphedema, and that associated diseases are being treated. Good luck!
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Compression
In the local area that you live find a specialist in lymphedema management and ask for manual lymphatic drainage.
This will decrease the swelling and then you can wear the stockings. Without decreasing the swelling first the stockings will not help you.

In brief: Compression
In the local area that you live find a specialist in lymphedema management and ask for manual lymphatic drainage.
This will decrease the swelling and then you can wear the stockings. Without decreasing the swelling first the stockings will not help you.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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