• Lymphedema discomfort

    Asked by Pego on Monday, October 12, 2020

    Lymphedema discomfort

    My arm is always throbbing. I see no outward signs of blood clots. Massage taught to me by a therapist does not help. The sleeve does not help. Is this just my new normal? I am very puffy next to the arm pit area as well.

    Thanks for listening to my lament!

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      You might also wish to try to find a LANA trained doctor. Special training in lymphatic issues. One is in the process of treating husband and thing works!

      15 days ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      That's what I was wondering... Is the person who taught you how to do the massage someone who is trained in lymphatic massage and drainage? That appears to be really important.

      15 days ago
    • Pego's Avatar
      Pego

      Thank you for your comments. I have seen a physical therapist who works with lymphedema patients. 7 lymph nodes were removed 13 months ago. Thankfully, no fever, redness or other signs of cellulitis.

      15 days ago

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