What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymph fluid in the soft tissues, most commonly in the legs or arms. This is due to a dysfunction of the lymphatic system responsible for draining lymph fluid from the tissues into the blood. Lymphedema can be classified as primary, resulting from a family history, or secondary, as a result of injury or infection disrupting the functioning of the lymphatic system.
SURGERY OR RADIATION
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION DEVICES
DILIGENT SKIN CARE
ELEVATING THE LEG
Lymphedema is most commonly seen in the lower legs, involving the foot and calf.
It is often unilateral, and rarely progresses in a completely proportionate manner.
- Compression stockings can help to manage the swelling associated with lymphedema, as well as mitigate any related symptoms.
- Our clinic offers a wide array of options for compression stockings.
- Our staff are all certified fitters and can help you find the most appropriate compression for you.
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