December 17, 2014
Lymphedema is a result that often occurs in women who have had damage to or removal of lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results in a blockage in the lymphatic system that prevents lymph fluid from draining well. When fluid does not drain well in the body’s system, buildup occurs and leads to swelling. While most cases find that the swelling only occurs in one of the arms or legs, it can occur in both limbs. There is no known cure for lymphedema, but with diligent care it can be managed. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services for those suffering from lymphedema.
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we feature licensed physical and occupational therapists that are specially trained in the treatment and rehabilitation of women’s health issues, including lymphedema. Persistent gathering of fluid causes swelling that can become incredibly uncomfortable. Most commonly, lymphedema occurs in women who have had breast surgery with the removal of lymph nodes followed by radiation therapy. As part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program, our specially trained therapists can help patients to not only heal properly with exercises and stretches, but there are also specific physical therapy interventions for patients with lymphedema.
The goal of therapy is to help patients feel better and recover fully. If you are searching for effective rehabilitation treatment for lymphedema, contact Sovereign Rehabilitation today. We will work with your physician to develop the most effective treatment plan on an individualized basis. At Sovereign Rehabilitation – we make life feel better. Call today to schedule your appointment so that you can be on the road to recovery and living your best life!
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation
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