Lymphedema is a condition involving swelling of the extremities when the channels and ducts that transport lymph fluid throughout the body are missing and/or damaged. The result is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid that can cause swelling which can be extremely uncomfortable, seriously affecting a person's quality of life.
Lymph is a naturally-occurring colourless fluid which forms in the body and normally drains back into the blood through a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. The lymphatic system plays an important role in the body's defense against infection.
Lymphedema occurs if the drainage routes of the lymphatic system become blocked and/or damaged.
Signs of Lymphedema may include the following:
We are trained and experienced to assess and prescribe the appropriate program for treatment.
The key is to find the right combination of applications that will best serve you.