Typically, treatments utilize Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), which consists of manual lymph drainage, compression therapy, and exercise. Education regarding prevention, skin and nail care, and healthy diet and lifestyle are also integral parts in Lymphedema management.
If you suffer from:
- Dull ache in affected limb
- Feeling of tightness in the skin
- Difficulty moving a limb, bending at the joint
- Pitting-small indentation left on the skin after pressure is applied
- Shoes, rings, or watches suddenly fit too tightly
- Repeated infections in your arm or leg
- Joint pain
- Difficulty doing your daily activities
We can totally help you.
(Our Erin Kincaid has rare certification in this area of care. )
We treat lymphedema signs and symptoms…and we get life-changing results.
Lymphedema is swelling caused by obstruction or damage in the lymph drainage system. It sometimes occurs naturally and sometimes is secondary to trauma (such as a fall, cancer, surgery, etc.)
It is an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid between the skin and muscles of the body that causes swelling, most often in the arm(s) and/or leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can occur when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes are removed (secondary).
Here are some of the most common reasons for lymphedema:
Surgery combined with radiation therapy for cancer is a common cause of secondary lymphedema. Our treatment and management program will control & reduce these symptoms.
Chronic venous insufficiency
This occurs due to the failure of the valves in the veins to fully shut — causing the legs to chronically swell which, in turn, leads to thickening and hard tissue fibrosis.
The lymphatic system can be overloaded in some injuries leading to edema problems
Lymphedema can also result from scarring, excision of lymph nodes, repeated infections, neuromuscular syndromes such as MS, or paralysis with dependent limb positioning.
Don't Be Shy. Our Hands-On Therapists Specialize in Healing Touch.
Rather than hook you to a machine and leave you for the duration of your appointment, you’ll experience a significantly different, and caring approach here. Our clients rave about it.