Suggested physical therapy protocol for reduction of lipomatosis dolorosa of the legs
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of suggested physical therapy protocol in lipomatosis dolorosa of the legs. Twenty female patients with stage I lipomatosis dolorosa of the legs ranged in age from 30 to 45 years. They received a complete decongestive physical
therapy program and diet regimen. Body Mass Index (BMI) of all patients was assessed before and after the treatment program. Lower limb volumes were assessed for all patients before and after treatment by using volumetric measurement. The patients received diet regimen plus complete decongestive physical therapy program for sixty minutes three times weekly for six months and pneumatic compression for thirty minutes three time weekly for six months. The results revealed a significant improvement (P< 0.05) in BMI and the lower limb volumes. It could be concluded that, suggested physical therapy protocol consisting of a complete decongestive physical therapy program and diet regimen had an effect in the treatment of lipomatosis dolorosa of the legs in females.