What is lymphedema therapy?
Lymphedema therapy provides relief from lymphedema symptoms. Identifying and treating lymphedema early helps to ensure faster and better outcomes. It can often be managed with compression garments, exercise and elevation of the affected limb in the early stages. For more severe swelling, your physical therapist may use complete decongestive therapy, which includes manual lymph drainage. Manual lymph drainage feels like a light form of massage and helps improve the flow of lymph from limbs.