Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – Episode 1369

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - Episode 1369
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Exploring the Role of Compression Therapy in Lipedema Management

  • Today, I’ll discuss a Polish study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in January 2023.
  • Titled The Usefulness of Compression Therapy among Lipedema Patients-Pilot Study, it compared the effectiveness of combining exercises with compression therapy versus exercises alone for lipedema treatment.
  • The research also assessed measurement tools for lipedema symptoms.
  • Though acknowledging compression therapy may not directly reduce adipose tissue, the authors suggest its efficacy in alleviating lipedema symptoms.
  • They also note the lack of studies testing compression therapy alone.
  • Despite limitations, this paper suggests a growing trend toward integrating exercise and compression therapy for managing lipedema, offering valuable insights for future research.