Physical Therapy Lymphedema

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Physical Therapy Lymphedema

Physical therapy lymphedema

      One essential part of the lymphedema treatment course is lymphedema physical therapy. After the patient has been diagnosed with absolute certainty and after it has been established that the disease is not yet dangerous to his or her life, a mild treatment can begin. Usually, this course of treatment includes lymphedema physical therapy. The best way to go about getting lymphedema physical therapy is to contact a specialist. Basically, ask your attending physician about a good physical therapist and make an appointment.

     At first, go to said appointment, explain your case to the therapist and have him or her explain their methods of treatment to you. If you do not understand something, do not hesitate to ask for clarifications. Also, if there is something that makes you uncomfortable about the therapist or their methods, you should decline their offer to schedule a new appointment. However, if everything goes according to plan and you are happy with the specialist, the best thing to do is to fulfill all of their demands and not fight them about their treatment steps.

     Of course, not fighting them does not mean that you should not tell your therapist if anything hurts or if it does not hurt when it should. See, when talking about any type of physical therapy, not hurting is not a good thing. It usually means that there is something wrong with that limb or that part of the patients' body. In the case of lymphedema sufferers, the physical therapy should hurt, but not a lot. In general, the normal level of pain associated with lymphedema physical therapy is around a six, on a one to ten scale.

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