Exercises to cure lymphedema?


Question from SWoods: Are there exercises that one can do to make lymphedema go away?
Answers - Kathryn Schmitz No.
Nicole Stout No, but I would say when exercises are done in the context of a complete decongestive therapy program, they can maximize limb decongestion. Once we have lymphedema, it never goes away. That is vital for people to understand.

On Wednesday, April 16, 2008, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Preventing and Treating Arm Lymphedema. Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.M.,Nicole Stout, M.P.T. C.L.T.-L.A.N.A., and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D., F.A.S.C. answered your questions about ways to prevent and manage lymphedema.

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