Can A Pneumatic Pump Help Treat Lymphedema?

Q:
Can a pneumatic pump help treat lymphedema?

A:
A pneumatic pump is also called a pneumatic compression pump. It has a sleeve or garment that looks like a vest. Chambers on it can stimulate the flow of lymph in the right direction.

When it works, it puts pressure on your limb and moves lymph fluid away from your affected part so as to prevent lymph buildup.

However, experts vary in their opinions about the safety and effectiveness of this treatment. So before you start, it is better for you to ask your therapist for professional suggestions first.

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