Lymphedema Management Patient Tips

Tips for Lymphedema Self Care

Let’s count the ways we can help ourselves manage lymphedema.

The below is a list of items that can potentially improve or alleviate symptoms. As patients, we are constantly seeking new ways.

What would you add to this list?


  • MLD
  • selfMLD
  • Wrapping
  • Compression Compliance
  • Positive Attitude
  • Cheer On Other Lymphies
  • Inspire Other Lymphies
  • Sleep 7+ hours
  • Exercise in compression
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Dry Brushing
  • Rebounding (mini trampoline)
  • Vibration Therapy
  • Aqua Therapy
  • Foam Products
  • Diet Modifications
  • Stress Reduction
  • Hydration
  • Reflexology
  • Surgical planning or maintenance
  • Natural Supplements
  • Juicing
  • Elevation
  • Diaphragm breathing
  • Support from friends & family
  • Having fun
  • Skin care
  • Spreading Awareness
  • Educating your circle of influence
  • Avoiding extreme temperatures
  • Nail care
  • Yoga
  • Laughter
  • Dental care

It’s important to note that…

  • This is not medical advice but suggestions from fellow patients including myself.
  • These are not cures but considered tips to help alleviate or manage symptoms.
  • Not all suggestions will help each person.
  • Use common sense in determining whether a specific tip may help your situation.
  • Always consult your Certified Lymphedema Therapist or physician before trying any blog tips from any site.
  • You may also want to research reputable medical position papers or journals from professional and/or medical Lymphatic organizations.