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The study included an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group received complete decongestive therapy (CDT) that included lymph drainage (Foldi method), multilayer compression bandage, elevation, remedial exercises, and skin care. The control group received standard physical therapy that included compression bandages, elevation, head and neck and shoulder exercises, and skin care. Both groups had a home program of bandaging, skin care, and walking. Therapy was three times per week for four weeks.
The study took place at a school of physical therapy.
A prospective trial design was used.
Either of the methods can be used.