What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is an accumulation of fluid causing swelling in the arm(s), leg(s) or other areas of the body such as breast or head and neck. Affecting both men and women, and all ages from infants to seniors, this long-neglected condition can and must be treated.
When Lymphedema is diagnosed promptly and treatment begun early, patients can enjoy productive lives with few complications and little or no lifestyle restriction.
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All patients will need a referral from their doctor.
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Signs and Symptoms
You may be at risk of developing Primary Lymphedema... IF your family has: A history of swollen limb or limbs in current or previous generations. IF you have: Experienced an onset of swelling in one or both legs during adolescent or later years that has never subsided, or if you or your child were born with the symptoms.
You may be at risk of developing Secondary Lymphedema... IF you have: An onset of swelling in limb(s) after surgical removal of lymph nodes and/or radiation.
Education of Lympedema
In many instances, Secondary Lympedema can be managed if health care providers are knowledgeable about the condition and able to educate thier patients in post-operative care instructions.
Secondary Lympedema also may develop due to non-surgical causes such as severe trauma, infections and venous/lymphatic insufficiency.
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial provides individualized treatment from a certified manual lymph drainage therapist who utilizes European Vodder/Foldi methods*. Private treatment rooms with bathroom and shower provide a comfortable environment for treatment. European Vodder/Foldi methods are used by our therapist trained and certified in manual lymphatic drainage.
- Swelling prevention and reduction
- Improved use of the affected extremity
- Education in scar tissue reduction techniques
- Therapeutic exercise