Medical and Sports Rehabilitation

Lymphedema Information

Lymphedema is the swelling caused by a buildup of lymph fluid. This can develop as a result of surgery, radiation, infection, traumatic injury or congenital malformation in which the lymphatic system is interrupted.

 

Components of treatment include:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage
  • Compression Bandages & Garments
  • Skin & Nail Care
  • Exercise & Elevation
  • Patient & Family Education

Symptoms:

  • Swelling of the arms, legs, or trunk
  • A feeling of heaviness or discomfort
  • Repeated infections
  • Fluid leaking from the skin
  • Pain or discomfort

Patient Goals:

  • Reduce swelling
  • Increase flexibility & range of motion
  • Improve quality of life
  • Decrease pain
  • Provide psychological emotional support