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Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Physical therapy is very helpful for lymphedema, especially if the therapist is trained in lymphatic drainage.
Physical therapists may do gentle lymphatic massage, wrap or tape the swollen arm, break-up scar tissue and lymphatic cords, and teach you techniques for home care of lymphedema. They may also measure you for a compression sleeve and/or glove.

In brief: Yes

Physical therapy is very helpful for lymphedema, especially if the therapist is trained in lymphatic drainage.
Physical therapists may do gentle lymphatic massage, wrap or tape the swollen arm, break-up scar tissue and lymphatic cords, and teach you techniques for home care of lymphedema. They may also measure you for a compression sleeve and/or glove.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lymphedema

Yes, there are special lymphedema treatments to help drain.
There are also special wraps and garments that are graded that will be used to that effect.

In brief: Lymphedema

Yes, there are special lymphedema treatments to help drain.
There are also special wraps and garments that are graded that will be used to that effect.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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