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Can a person manually massage his leg to help with lymphedema?

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In brief: Yes

This can have moderate effect and is recommended.

In brief: Yes

This can have moderate effect and is recommended.
Dr. Robert Schlessel
Dr. Robert Schlessel
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Dr. Linda Harris
Massage is best performed by physical therapists specifically trained to treat the lymphedema.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Yes

Manual lymphatic drainage combined with compression therapy is the best way to control the swelling of lymphedema.
You can learn this on your own and do it for yourself or see a specialist that provides this service for help. The national lymphedema network can help.

In brief: Yes

Manual lymphatic drainage combined with compression therapy is the best way to control the swelling of lymphedema.
You can learn this on your own and do it for yourself or see a specialist that provides this service for help. The national lymphedema network can help.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Thank
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