Lymphedema, lymphoedema, or lymphatic obstruction is a chronic (long-term) condition in which excess fluid collects in tissues causing edema (swelling). Lymphedema can be very debilitating and uncomfortable. This condition can affect almost anyone, but is common in patients receiving cancer treatment or those who have lymph nodes injured or removed during surgery.
Our Lymphedema Therapy program is designed to teach patients and family members how to manage the condition independently at home. After an initial assessment, our specially trained lymphedema therapist develops an individualized plan of care to help reduce fluid volume, increase range of motion, and teach self massage and bandaging techniques. Our program includes:
- Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
- Compression Garments
- Patient Education
What are the Benefits of Lymphedema Treatment?
- Reduced fluid volume
- Reduced swelling
- Improved limb appearance and skin integrity
- Increased range of motion and mobility of the affected area
- Decreased pain
- Reduced risk of infection
- Improved skin appearance
Don’t live in pain or discomfort! Our caring staff can make a difference in your quality of life with effective treatment. Our Cary physical therapy office on Darrington Drive is accepting new patients with this condition.