Are you experiencing swelling in your extremities? Frequent infections? Or difficulty fitting into clothing, jewelry, or shoes? If so, you may have a condition called lymphedema.
Lymphedema is swelling of the arm, leg, breast, trunk, face, or neck due to an accumulation of lymph fluid in the skin tissues. Signs and symptoms typically occur when the amount of fluid in your lymphatic system is too great, when your lymphatic system is damaged, or parts of your lymph nodes are removed.
While there is no cure for lymphedema, the condition is manageable. And Lymphedema Management is the topic of this month’s Health Minute segment, presented by Onslow Memorial Rehab Center’s Lymphedema Specialist, Sharon Brown, OTR/L, CLT.
Onslow Memorial Rehab Center is proud to offer the Jacksonville community a comprehensive lymphedema management program. This program utilizes a noninvasive treatment called Complete Decongestive Therapy or CDT, which allows for successful management of the swelling and pain associated with lymphedema.
CDT treatment is comprised of a series of six simple treatment sessions, which result in many patient benefits. From an improved quality of life, to decreased risk of infection, improved range of limb motion, and even the opportunity for long-term self-management and independent living.
For more information on lymphedema visit Onslow.org/Rehabilitation and call Onslow Memorial Rehab Center at (910) 577-2372 to make an appointment.
This life-saving education is provided by your local health and wellness partner, Onslow Memorial Hospital.