I have secondary lymphoedema in both legs but a year ago my right leg got worse and although I have gone to class 2 compression tights it’s no better, in fact it seems to be getting worse. At my local lymphoedema clinic in November I was given a six week course on a Lymph Assist machine. They said it wouldn’t reduce volume but soften up the leg and this unfortunately was the case – softer but the same size.
I would like to reduce the volume of the leg and then use bandaging/ wraps to keep it less swollen. I’m sure I’ve read in the LSN magazine about people using compression pumps or something called Hivamat? Presumably this is different from Lymph Assist if they reduce the volume? I would be grateful for any information/ ideas. I realise any reduction won’t be permanent and that I might have to keep using a pump plus continue to wear compression tights.