Lymphedema is a build-up of fluid just under the skin. This causes swelling (or edema), most often in the arms or legs. While there is no cure for lymphedema, swelling and pain can be managed through therapy.
Individuals with the following may benefit from lymphedema therapy:
Abnormal lymph systems from birth
Chronic venous insufficiency
Lymph node removal
Effects of radiation
Surgical scarring or post-surgical swelling
Services The treatment of lymphedema at Bronson includes:
Compression bandaging and garments
The length of treatment depends on the severity of the lymphedema and how long you have had it. Patients that have had lymphedema for years can still respond to treatment.
Our Team The Bronson Rehabilitation Services team includes occupational and physical therapists who have been specially trained in the treatment of lymphedema.
Contact Us A physician referral is required for lymphedema therapy. Talk to your doctor to find out if lymphedema therapy is right for you.