Edema refers to swelling caused by fluid buildup in the body. Lymphedema is swelling that happens when lymph fluid builds up in your body's connective tissues, often as a side effect of cancer treatment. Our team is here to help with all kinds of swelling and make you more comfortable for everyday living.
Lymphedema typically includes these symptoms:
- Feeling of “fullness” or “tightness” of the affected limb
- Swelling in your hands, feet, head and neck
- Decreased flexibility, balance and endurance
- Difficulty fitting into clothing and shoes
Personalized Care for Lymphedema
We’ll use the best techniques to manage your specific symptoms. You may benefit from:
- Skin care and exercise programs
- Manual lymph drainage, a type of gentle massage to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid
- Compression bandaging, or wrapping the legs with stretchable cloth to reduce swelling and provide comfort
- Equipment to make applying and removing compression garments easier
Depending on your needs, we may also provide:
- Soft tissue and scar mobilization – Therapy to relax, stretch and lengthen muscles, ligaments and membranes and relieve scar pain
- Myofascial release – Manual massage technique used to relax tough tissues that surround muscles
- Head, neck and joint mobilizations – A type of manual therapy used to improve range of motion and reduce pain
- Palliative pain management – Treatment to relieve and control discomfort, especially pain resulting from surgery or a serious illness such as cancer
- Upper and lower extremity restoration – Therapy to help restore use of arms and legs following surgery or an injury
- Functional mobility retraining – Therapy to help restore your balance and ability to move around safely
Experts in Lymphedema Therapy
You’re in good hands when you work with our therapists who are nationally board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America. Let our caring specialists help you improve your health and movement and reduce your risk of infections, so you can live a more active life.
Get Lymphedema Care
Ask your doctor for a referral to AnMed Therapy – Lymphedema. After we receive the referral, we’ll call you to make an appointment.