Lymphedema

therapist wrapping arm of a patient with lymphedema
Lymphedema is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, most often in the arm(s) and/or leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or malformed (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or removed (secondary)

When the impairment becomes so great that lymphatic fluid exceeds the lymphatic transport capacity, an abnormal amount of protein-rich fluid collects in the tissues of the affected area. Left untreated, this stagnant fluid not only causes tissue channels to increase in size and number, but also reduces oxygen availability in the transport system, interferes with wound healing, and provides a culture medium for bacteria which can result in infection.

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Monday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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