Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymph fluid in the arms, legs or trunk. It typically occurs after cancer or cancer treatments, such as the surgical removal of lymph nodes and/or radiation. Lymphedema can cause discomfort, interfere with wound healing and cause infections. It can be a long-term problem, but can be managed.


Treatment

Our trained therapists use evidence-based treatments tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Components of the program include:
• Complete decongestive therapy or manual lymph drainage
• Compression
• Bandaging or wrapping
• Elastic compression garments
• Pneumatic pumps/sequential gradient pump therapy
• Exercise
• Education
• Risks

• Prevention
• Management
• Skin and nail care


Our goals for your therapy are to:
• Reduce edema

• Provide education about the proper management

• Evaluate lifestyle and work habits and make effective modifications to improve overall quality of life

• Fit you with appropriate compression garments and recommend home compression units when appropriate