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Vol 9, No 4 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2011-02-02
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Is Kinesio Taping useful for advanced cancer lymphoedema treatment? A case report

Anna Pyszora, Małgorzata Krajnik
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(4):141-144.

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Vol 9, No 4 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2011-02-02

Abstract

Lymphoedema is a common and distressing symptom in palliative care. The classic physiotherapy treatment for lymphoedema includes a combination of manual lymph drainage (MLD), compression therapy (multi-layer bandaging, compression garments), decongestive exercises and skin care. Lymphoedema therapy in advanced cancer patients should be adapted to their general condition and the intensity of other symptoms. In this article we present a case of an advanced cancer patient whose painful skin tension, caused by lymphoedema, was successfully reduced with the use of Kinesio Taping.

Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 4: 141–144

Abstract

Lymphoedema is a common and distressing symptom in palliative care. The classic physiotherapy treatment for lymphoedema includes a combination of manual lymph drainage (MLD), compression therapy (multi-layer bandaging, compression garments), decongestive exercises and skin care. Lymphoedema therapy in advanced cancer patients should be adapted to their general condition and the intensity of other symptoms. In this article we present a case of an advanced cancer patient whose painful skin tension, caused by lymphoedema, was successfully reduced with the use of Kinesio Taping.

Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 4: 141–144

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Keywords

lymphoedema; Kinesio Taping; palliative care

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Title

Is Kinesio Taping useful for advanced cancer lymphoedema treatment? A case report

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2010)

Pages

141-144

Published online

2011-02-02

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(4):141-144.

Keywords

lymphoedema
Kinesio Taping
palliative care

Authors

Anna Pyszora
Małgorzata Krajnik

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