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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
Lohmann Rauscher
MediUSA

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The Role of Various Exercise Modalities in the Treatment of Lymphedema

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When a portion of the lymphatic system is injured by trauma, surgery or radiation, or develops abnormally, the functionality of the lymphatic system is impaired. In many cases this can cause swelling, which most often affects the upper or lower extremities.

A well-balanced exercise program in combination with other treatment options used in . . . → Read More: The Role of Various Exercise Modalities in the Treatment of Lymphedema

Decongestive and Breathing Exercises for Lymphedema

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In this last part of the three-part series about exercises, I would like to address decongestive- and breathing exercises, which are an integral part in the treatment and management of lymphedema.

Unlike the heart in the blood circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have an active pump to propel lymphatic fluid back . . . → Read More: Decongestive and Breathing Exercises for Lymphedema