A referral from your primary care provider or specialist is required for lymphedema therapy. Please call (870)262-1271 for more information or to arrange a referral.
Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive disease caused by a build up of fluid in the body's tissues resulting in disfiguring swelling. Lymphedema is a risk factor for tissue damage and celluitius, a bacteria infection of the skin. Lymphedema may be caused by abnormal development of the lymph system or as a result of damage to the lymph system from illness, radiation, or surgical scar tissue.
Lymphedema Risk Factors
Symptoms to Discuss with a Medical Professional
Symptoms may be associated with conditions other than lymphedema. It is important to contact your healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis.
Damage to the lymph system cannot be repaired. Treatment can control swelling and discomfort, and prevent other problems from developing. Specialized Occupational therapy help patients with activities of daily living, pain control, and improved mobility of affected limb. Medication is not generally used for long-term therapy.
A Certified Lymphedema Therapist uses clinical expertise and training to treat chronic extremity lymphedema, post-mastectomy lymphedema, and other related conditions using multi-part Complete Decongestive Therapy, a gentle, non-invasive, and highly effective therapy.
Benefits of Complete Decongestive Therapy
Tips to Manage Lymphedema