What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the lymphatic system resulting in swelling. Lymphedema occurs commonly due to infection, lymph node removal, radiation damage or cancer. Sometimes lymphedema may be caused by a hereditary condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Lymphedema?

  • Swelling in arms, hands, fingers, legs, head, neck or abdomen
  • Stiffness in joints of hands or feet
  • Repeated infections in your arm or leg
  • Disruptions in daily activities due to the swelling

About the lymphatic system

The lymphatic system moves fluid throughout the body. Smaller vessels empty into larger ones that drain into the venous system. Before entering the venous system, lymph fluid passes through lymph nodes, which filter out foreign particles. Lymph nodes are very important in the immune system of the body, so care for your lymphedema is very important.

Treatment

Our Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Pam Dinger PT, CLT, will individualize your treatment plan. To manage lymphedema properly, diligence is key. Common treatment includes:

  • 3-5 appointments per week
  • Up to 6 weeks of therapy
  • May see results after 1 week

What You Need to Know

To Schedule an Appointment:

  1. Make an appointment with your doctor.
  2. Make sure your doctor refers you to Holly Street Physical Therapy for this treatment.

What Insurance Do You Take?

We accept all major insurance providers.

Do I Need Insurance?

We will see patients without insurance. For these appointments we accept cash payments.

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