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The role of the lymphoedema specialist

The lymphoedema specialist will help you to understand the cause of your swelling and devise a treatment programme which might include:

  • How to care for your skin.

  • How to do gentle exercises.

  • A specific lymphatic massage (Lymphatic drainage through massage).

  • Deciding what compression treatment is most appropriate for you.

  • The most appropriate ongoing care for your condition.

  • Referring you on to other professionals when needed.


There is a network of lymphoedema services through the West Midlands and referral can be made via your GP.