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.