Lymphedema is a term commonly used to describe swelling. Swelling can accumulate anywhere in the body, but it usually happens in upper or lower extremities. Causes of lymphedema are usually after lymph system damage from trauma, surgery or blockage. The most common cause of lymphedema is Breast Cancer after lumpectomy or mastectomy. If lymphedema is left untreated or in some cases very severe it can lead to infection and hospitalization.
Common treatment for lymphedema is daytime sleeve compression, wrapping, pumps, night sleeve compression, taping and manual lymphatic drainage. Our out-patient clinic works closely with your physician to ensure your care is started and working. We also issue home exercise programs, manual massage programs, as well as any other home devices needed for long term maintenance.
Please call our clinic for speedy appointments at (405)265-2255. Physician referral is not needed, but encouraged.
Lymphedema. (2019, January 22). MedlinePlus – Health Information from the National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/lymphedema.html