How to Reduce Pain After Breast Surgery: Lumpectomy or Mastectomy Recovery Tips

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Swelling and pain after breast surgery are very common, but if it lasts more than a few weeks, it's not normal. Post-mastectomy pain syndrome, as well as swelling and general pain, can be caused by multiple different things, but in this video, I go through the various ways to help reduce pain and swelling after a lumpectomy, mastectomy, or breast surgery. There are things that can be done to decrease breast pain, decrease chest and breast swelling, and improve shoulder motion and function.

00:00 Intro
01:09 Taking it Easy
01:40 Clothing and Compression
03:50 Extra Swelling Support
04:17 Decreasing Tightness
05:17 Building Back up
06:18 Hypersensitivity
07:15 Axillary Cording
07:59 When it Lingers - Others

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Ice Packs:
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Video Links:
Stretching after Breast Surgery: https://youtu.be/wRd_FtQvoiM
Strength Video #1: https://youtu.be/0Yfld-obDKM
Strength Video #2: https://youtu.be/HhD_2d1Zcak
Best Bras after Surgery: https://youtu.be/RtdblyuEAeg
Compression: https://youtu.be/8NIRDdgaM1E

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*I am a physical therapist, but not your physical therapist. Although I do monitor comments, I cannot respond to personal medical questions. Please know that these are questions for your own doctor or provider as this is general information only. Thanks!

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