Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema Therapy

Exercise With Leg Lymphedema 

" Lymphedema is a build-up of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, frequently in the arm( s) and/or leg( s), and also periodically in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can establish when lymphatic vessels are missing out on or damaged (main), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed (additional).

So, what types of exercise can a lymphedema client perform? That depends on the person and also whether they have clinical clearance to workout. When cleared for exercise, the very best exercise to minimize the leg swelling is swimming because the individual is straight, in motion, as well as doing a non-impact motion. The second-rate workout for an individual with leg lymphedema is riding a recumbent bike. It is also non-impact, it's a consistent activity, and also the legs are elevated somewhat.

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