Weigiht Lifting and Lymphedema

  • Anyone have any comments on this new study that has hit the news and the NEJM?

6 comments
  • <i>Deleted Member</i>
    Deleted Member I feel that is when I noticed the first sign of swelling is the physical therapist having me lift 40-60 lb leg lifts after arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus. The swelling turned into lymphedema, now under control. Turns out the surgeon used...  more
    November 13, 2009 - delete
  • <i>Deleted Member</i>
    Deleted Member Susan, please see the newsletter of Stepup-SpeakOut.org at http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs003/1101604644775/archive/1102725538504.html for a great interpretation of Dr. Katie Schmidt's study on weight lifting, and some great questions and answers...  more
    November 13, 2009 - delete
  • Kathryn Krastin
    Kathryn Krastin Okay. New in this Lymphedema Community site. What is the NEJM? Are you speaking of the New England Journal of Medicine? In either case, can you please provide a URL to that study???

    January 22, 2010
  • Kathryn Krastin
    Kathryn Krastin Susan, I do the water aerobics (with water weights) during the warm months and it does wonders to help my lymphedema. Started them last year in a recovery mode for my back too and healing my shoulders' range of movement which was destroyed in an auto...  more
    January 22, 2010