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Treating Swelling (Lymphedema)


Lymphedema is the persistent swelling of a part of the body. Usually this affects one or both arms or legs. This happens when lymph nodes or vessels are abnormal or become damaged. Lymphedema is especially common in women who undergo breast cancer treatment.

While there is no cure for this condition, St. Luke’s offers physical therapy to help manage and decrease the symptoms of lymphedema, which can include:

  • Swelling
  • Limb heaviness or skin tightness
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Limb heaviness or skin tightness
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Recurring infections
  • Hardened or thickened skin
  • Decreased flexibility
  • Recurring infections
  • Hardened or thickened skin

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This service does not require a referral. To see if your insurance company requires one, call the number on your card.

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