Helping Manage Your Lymphedema
Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling of a body part, most commonly an arm or leg. Despite being chronic and progressive in nature, lymphedema may be successfully treated and managed. At Fairfield Medical Center, we have staff specially trained in the treatment of lymphedema. Treatment of lymphedema is accomplished by means of manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, therapeutic exercise and education in self-management techniques.
Fairfield Medical Center offers lymphedema management at two locations:
- Outpatient Therapy Services Clinic at 1143 East Main St., Lancaster (in the Kroger shopping center)
- Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- River Valley Campus at 2384 N. Memorial Drive, Lancaster
- Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Contact: Phone 740-687-8602 Fax: 740-687-8857
Causes of lymphedema may include:
- Removal of lymph nodes
- A side effect of radiation
- Trauma to the lymphatic system
Symptoms of lymphedema may include:
- Tightness, swelling or thickening of the skin
- Feeling of heaviness or achiness in the limb
- Burning or tingling sensation radiating down the limb