Lymphedema & Edema Therapy
Lymphedema is excessive swelling of a body part caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid. It usually occurs in the arms or legs, but can sometimes affect the face, neck or abdomen as a result of trauma, cancer treatments, venous insufficiency or unknown factors. Our certified lymphedema therapist provides Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) to treat the affected areas. This treatment approach has been proven successful in removing excessive lymph fluid from the body. CDT consists of manual lymph drainage which gently moves fluid toward functioning lymph nodes, Compression bandages to reduce edema., Skin care to prevent infections and/or wounds, Exercise to increase rate of fluid movement and patient education for self-management of edema.
Left untreated, chronic edema can cause tissues to harden over time, making treatment more difficult. It is important to start treatment early to avoid skin changes and prevent infections
The Rane Center’s Edema Clinic is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive training in the treatment of primary and secondary lymphedema. Our staff offers individualized treatment programs based on physicians prescription and therapist evaluation with the ultimate goal of improved quality of life.