What is lymphedema?
Lymphedema is characterized by abnormal swelling of an arm, leg or other body part resulting from the excessive build up of fluid, called lymph.
This condition affects both men and women who have experienced a lymph node dissection, radiation, infection or injury.
It is also possible for infants and young children to be born with swelling and for young adults to develop the condition without warning.
Lymphedema symptoms are varied and can include swelling of the trunk, head, abdomen, genitals, an entire limb or a portion of a limb.
As a result of the swelling, individuals will find difficulty with the fit of clothing, reduced tolerance to steps and walking, as well as tightness of the skin and joints.
Lymphedema treatment at CPT
The lymphedema management program at CPT provides private, individual treatment sessions by our certified staff for all of your rehab needs.
Patients may experience mild to moderate symptoms with either acute or chronic lymphedema. All aspects of swelling reduction, ease of motion and success with daily tasks will be addressed to promote the highest quality of life.
- Lymph node removal
- Deep, non-healing wounds which can damage the lymphatics
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Persistent post-operative swelling
- Radiation therapy