Bandaging and skin-care treatment for lymphedema
Do you have a persistent swelling in your arms, legs, hands or feet? You may have lymphedema, an easily treatable condition. Lymphedema can occur as a result of a blockage of lymph fluid flow in your body. This leads to a build up of fluid that can cause:
- Problems with movement
- Damage to soft tissues of limbs
- Skin breakdown
- Inability to fit in clothes and/or shoes
- Aching in the limbs
Signs and symptoms of lymphedema, which can occur months or years after an injury to a limb, include:
- A “full” sensation of affected limb
- Skin feels tight
- Decreased flexibility
- Pitting of skin (stays indented when you press on it)
- Tight clothing, rings, bracelets, etc.
Community can help! We can create a specialized program for you, made up of exercise, massage and bandaging. We also can determine if you need a compression sleeve or stocking to keep swelling from recurring.
We can teach you many techniques to manage your lymphedema symptoms, including:
- Lymph flow exercises
- Skin care
- Prevention tools
- Home management of lymphedema
We tailor our program to meet your personal health needs. Early intervention is best for optimal results. Please contact a Physical Therapy and Rehab location today to learn more.