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

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pedal pumping

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

In brief: Pedal pumping

Will help, keep it up for at least two minutes, and do it three times daily best health to you.
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Walking

Any stretch and relaxation exercise including walking, theraband, swimming will help.

In brief: Walking

Any stretch and relaxation exercise including walking, theraband, swimming will help.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Gentle

As drs. Brown and westfried said, low impact exercise is better. Stretching exercises are particularly good, especially ones that involve the arms and chest.
Chest expansion and arm movement help to encourage fluid movement out of the legs. Talk to your lymphedema therapist (if you have one) for recommendations. If you don't have a therapist, try to find one.

In brief: Gentle

As drs. Brown and westfried said, low impact exercise is better. Stretching exercises are particularly good, especially ones that involve the arms and chest.
Chest expansion and arm movement help to encourage fluid movement out of the legs. Talk to your lymphedema therapist (if you have one) for recommendations. If you don't have a therapist, try to find one.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Walking, stationary

Walking or the use of stairs as well as as a.
Stationary bike will move lower legs to help fluid or lymph to move. Extensive long sanding lymphedema is less responsive to exercise.

In brief: Walking, stationary

Walking or the use of stairs as well as as a.
Stationary bike will move lower legs to help fluid or lymph to move. Extensive long sanding lymphedema is less responsive to exercise.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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