The lymphedema rehabilitation program at Carolinas HealthCare System treats patients suffering from an accumulation of protein-rich fluid within the body.

Signs of lymphedema include:

  • Noticeable swelling
  • Skin changes
  • Discoloration and ulcerations on the involved part of the body

Treatment to improve lymphatic drainage may include:

  • Targeted exercises
  • Manual lymph massage
  • Patient education to help manage symptoms long term
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