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Lymphedema Therapy

Swelling of extremities can be caused by dysfunction in the venous or lymphatic systems. After mastectomy or radiation therapies, aching of the extremity can be an issue that leads to a decrease in movement and strength. In some instances, swelling can lead to difficulty with fitting into clothes and shoes. The increase in limb volume not only makes it difficult to perform daily tasks, but can also increase the risk of infections. Complete decongestive therapy can be provided by a certified lymphedema therapist. These services include manual lymphatic drainage, compression bandaging, remedial exercises, education on compression garment use, and skin care to decrease the risk of infection.

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