What is Lymphedema
Lymphedema is a very common and serious condition, affecting at least 3 million Americans. It occurs when the lymphatic system becomes insufficient and is unable to perform its normal function of carrying lymph fluid through our lymphatic system. The result is an abnormal accumulation of water and proteins mainly in the subcutaneous tissues.
Lymphedema is most commonly present in the extremities; it may also affect the trunk, abdomen, head and neck, the external genitalia as well as inner organs. Its onset can be gradual in some patients and sudden in others.
Lymphedema is serious due to its long-term physical and psychosocial consequences for patients. It continues to progress if left untreated.
Your Rehab and Lymphedema Management begins here:
Call and speak with us about your current condition and goals. Whether you have a new onset or longstanding condition, your licensed and certified therapist will create a treatment plan aimed at helping you manage your lymphedema and regain functional independence. Compassionate care and a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs can help you make rapid progress.
Lymphedema Treatment should not be attempted by an individual who is not properly trained in Complete Decongestive Therapy.