Special exercises will help improve the corenazh lymph prevent fibrosis, increase the effect of the contraction, to expand the range of motion swollen limbs, prevent stiffness supose. Requires regular systematic motionvoltage swollen limbs, as the contraction of the muscles and stimulates the flow of lymph and blood circulation. If the execution of active movements difficult, the patient should be twice a day to perform sparing exercise.
It must be remembered that too vigorous, requiring effort, exercise can sometimes be atincur damage as cause dilation of blood vessels and increases the flow of lymph. Patsienthere with swollen feet should not sit or stand for a long time, to move heavy objects – is reducibledit to stagnation of blood and lymph. Not recommended forNiemann arms at an angle greater than 90 °. Such a provision reduces the space between Cluechitsey and the first rib, circulatory disturbanceNia and leads to increased edema. Avoid atstanding use of support bandages for hands. Use them only during walks.
Self-massage and lymph drainage
Massage is performed in order to lymph flow was starting from (irreducible) lymph vessels to the deeper muscle (abbreviatedschimsya) lymphatic vessels.
The majority of patients with lymphedema after mastektomii have swelling, extending from the fingers to the upper torso. Swelling of the lower part of the body is observed in patients with lymphedema of feet.
Massage – the only way to cope with the swelling of the body, allowing more freely lymph drained from the swollen limb. Methods wtblack: stroking straight, bowingSuitable strokes in the direction from the hands to the armpit or groin to the foot ofdomain. Massage axillary carried slow circles for one minute.