Compression, Compression, Compression!

Compression therapy is a crucial part of managing lymphedema. It works by applying gentle pressure to the affected area, which helps to move the lymph fluid out of the swollen tissues and back into the lymphatic system where it can be properly circulated and drained. This process helps to reduce swelling, alleviate pain, and prevent further fluid buildup.

Think of it like a supportive hug for your limb – it helps maintain the right amount of pressure to encourage proper fluid flow. By wearing compression garments regularly, you can significantly reduce the risk of complications such as infections or skin changes and improve your mobility and comfort. It may feel a bit snug at first, but most patients find that with consistent use, it becomes an integral part of their daily routine and greatly enhances their quality of life.

We will ensure you have the right fit and type of compression garment to meet your specific needs, and will be here to support you every step of the way as you adjust to this important part of your treatment plan.

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Who can refer patients to our therapy center:

Physician | Oncologist | Vascular Surgeon | Case Manager | Nurse & Physician's Assistant | Podiatrist