Exercises for Lymphedema

Lymphedema Exercises By Mary Ann Wilson, RN Here are a few chair exercises that would be appropriate for upper extremity lymphedema. Exercises should be done while wearing compression bandages or properly fitting compression garments, if prescribed. Perhaps the most important exercises are diaphragmatic breathing. Remember to inhale deeply and exhale fully and slowly. The movement […]


Breast cancer survivors unsuspectingly may face another challenge: a disorder that is called lymphedema. It is estimated that over three million women who currently have breast cancer will develop this disorder. But what is it and what can be done to manage this condition? Lymphedema comes from two words: lymph, a natural body fluid, and […]