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Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid in one or more extremities. The initial symptoms of lymphedema include painless swelling of the extremity that begins furthest from the point of limb attachment and progresses to the nearest point of attachment. In the later stages, the skin and tissues may become thickened and the swelling may be permanent and unresponsive to conservative measures. Lymphedema affects both males and females and its onset may be immediate or months or years after surgery or trauma.
Beaumont's Physical Therapy department offers a proactive and effective approach for treating patients with lymphedema. Our physical therapy staff has developed a comprehensive treatment program to address problems associated with lymphedema resulting from surgery, radiation or hereditary factors. Our goal is to provide treatment for lymphedema patients in the early stages of the disorder to minimize loss of function. Through early intervention, the progression of lymphedema may be slowed or prevented.
You must be evaluated by your physician to determine if you have lymphedema. Once a diagnosis of lymphedema is established, the physician may refer you to our outpatient physical therapy.
If you would like a Beaumont doctor, visit our online Referral Service or call 1-800-633-7377. A physician's prescription is required for treatment. A therapist trained in lymphedema treatment will evaluate your function, movement and symptoms, and develop a specialized treatment program.
For more information, or to make an appointment, contact the location nearest you. Have your prescription and insurance information available when you call.