What is Lymphedema?
The lymphedema rehabilitation program at Carolinas Healthcare System treats patients suffering from an accumulation of protein-rich fluid within the body. When the lymphatic flow is inadequate to meet the demands for drainage, it may result in noticeable swelling, skin changes, discoloration and ulcerations on the involved part of the body.
Lymphedema treatment begins with an initial evaluation by a physician or therapist to determine a course of treatment. Therapeutic techniques, including exercise and manual lymph massage, are commonly used to improve lymphatic drainage. Patient education is provided about the long-term management of lymphedema.
For more information about Carolinas Rehabilitation, call 1-877-REHAB51 (1-877-734-2251) or e-mail.