Lymphedema is a result of too much fluid accumulation in an area of the body. Most of the time, it is a result of damage to the lymphatic system that can happen with surgery, injury, radiation and chemotherapy treatment, obesity, and venous insufficiency. Sometimes, a person may be born with an undeveloped or underdeveloped lymphatic system. Lymphedema can affect any area of the body.
Signs & Symptoms of Lymphedema
- Heavy or full feeling of a limb
- Changes in the texture of the skin
- Tight feeling or weeping skin
- Difficulty fitting into clothing and/or shoes
- Repeated infections of a limb
- Fullness or thickness of skin of neck and/or face
Our lymphedema rehabilitation program is provided by nationally certified lymphedema therapists who educate patients about their lymphedema, as well as the use of compression techniques for the affected area, and skin care.
Our therapists conduct manual lymphatic drainage, and offer specialized exercise programs to decrease swelling during treatment sessions.