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Lymphedema

In a normal lymphatic system, our lymphatic vessels carry waste fluid through the lymph nodes and back into the heart. Lymphedema can occur when your lymphatic vessels are not effectively moving this fluid and it accumulates, causing chronic swelling. Lymphedema can be caused by the damage, removal, or malformation of the lymph nodes or vessels.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency is swelling that occurs when the valves in your veins fail or leak, causing leg pain, swelling, and spider and varicose veins.

What to Expect

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Wrapping utilizing short stretch bandages
  • Help coordinating transition to compression stockings
  • Instruction on specific lymphatic exercises to perform at home
  • Education on self-care strategies including elevation, self-massage, compression, home exercise program & skincare

Conditions that Would Benefit

Post mastectomy surgery - to reduce arm swelling or to prevent arm swelling in the future

Chronic lower leg swelling and aching

Locations

Therapists

Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy is amazing! To put it simply, they care. You are not just another number to them. They bring you in and treat you like you are part of their own family.

C.J.

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