Exercises for Leg Lymphedema (Swelling or Edema of the Lower Extremities)

This, along with diaphragmatic breathing and Manual Lymphatic Drainage (which are “exercises” 9 and 10), are great exercises and an easy to memorize - and do - routine.


With legs elevated on a cushion:

1. Point/Flex from Ankles

2. Alternating Ankle Pumps

3. Ankle Circles

4. Knee-Hip to Chest Flexion (Alternating Legs)


With legs flat on bed (or table):

1. Clamshells (with feet together)

2. Butt Squeezes

3. Mid-Section/Abdominal Lift

4. Trunk Rotations


Source: "Bob and Brad" via YouTube




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