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Articles posted in May, 2013

Is it safe for patients with lymphedema to lift HEAVY weights during exercise?

It was once widely believed that patients with lymphedema should avoid resistance exercise for fear of aggravating the symptoms of their chronic swelling condition. This misconception has been widely debunked.  In fact, specially designed exercise therapy programs are actually beneficial for managing lymphedema as well as other side effects of…