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Can a person massage the lymphedema out of his arm?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The best treatment for this is manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy.
This is essentially a massage technique that stimulates the lymphatics and encourages the fluid to move towards the central venous system. Combined with compression this massage then controls the swelling. Please see a physician with special interest in lymph edema and seek this treatment.

In brief: Yes

The best treatment for this is manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy.
This is essentially a massage technique that stimulates the lymphatics and encourages the fluid to move towards the central venous system. Combined with compression this massage then controls the swelling. Please see a physician with special interest in lymph edema and seek this treatment.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There Is a machine

There is also a pneumatic machine that sequentially puts pressure that is pre set to drain the fluid out.
It is more effective than the lymphatic massage. Our county health department has one for rent either for in home or in office use.

In brief: There Is a machine

There is also a pneumatic machine that sequentially puts pressure that is pre set to drain the fluid out.
It is more effective than the lymphatic massage. Our county health department has one for rent either for in home or in office use.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Lymphedema arm

Yes there is a process called Manual lymphatic decongestion (mld)

In brief: Lymphedema arm

Yes there is a process called Manual lymphatic decongestion (mld)
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Yes

You can train in manuel lymphatic drainage and massage these areas start near clavicle, then armpits, upper arm, forearm, hands and fingers.
Start at center of body work and finish at finger tips. This will retrain the lymphatics.

In brief: Yes

You can train in manuel lymphatic drainage and massage these areas start near clavicle, then armpits, upper arm, forearm, hands and fingers.
Start at center of body work and finish at finger tips. This will retrain the lymphatics.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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