Hi! I am in the US and was diagnosed with primary bilateral lymph edema in my legs in 2017. It has been fairly controlled with made to order flat knit compression socks and occasional wrapping in the summers.
Maybe a few of you remember my post in March, when I fell and broke my left knee in 3 places. No surgery but I am just now finishing PT. These last 8 months have been challenging, even though I have been going to PT, I have struggled alot with plantar fascitis pain and my left leg swelling remains fairly uncontrolled.
I now I have a Tactile lymph edema pump which I am not impressed with. When I pump the garments provide leg and trunk compression. It feels great but doesn't seem to help my swelling much. If anytbing I was hoping it would be a magic fix.
So to my question. Has anyone had luck with any particular way of eating? I asked my doctors today if she thought I would have better luck with fasting or keto or a low inflammation diet, and she kind of discounted it all. She said it has to be sustainable, which I agree with, but it is so funny to me how my primary care doctor, my obgyn, my PT, no one has advice on how to manage lymph edema.
What works for you?
Thanks in advance!