Did You Know?
CIRCULATORY DISORDERS cause narrowing of blood vessels and reduced blood flow to the limbs, causing decreased sensation and slower healing. This can cause the tiniest of cuts to quickly become infected, leading to necrosis and possible amputation.
LYMPHEDEMA is swelling that occurs when lymph fluid can’t flow normally and builds up in the soft tissues of a limb. Lymphedema usually occurs in parts of the body where lymph nodes have been removed or damaged by surgery and/or cancer treatment. The risk of lymphedema increases with the number of lymph nodes that are affected.
WE OFFER ASSESSMENT ,COMPRESSION FITTING and WRAPPING
Unfortunately, some damage to the lymph system is permanent. Treatments for lymphedema are intended to: lessen swelling, relieve pain, prevent worsening and infections, improve movement of the effected limb.
Compression garments, bandaging and wrapping
a swollen limb helps the lymph vessels move lymph fluid along. After lymph fluid is moved out of a swollen limb, wrapping or bandaging the limb may help prevent fluid from building up in the area again. They put a controlled amount of pressure on different parts of the arm or leg to help move lymph fluid and keep it from building up.
If it has been recommended that you are to wear garments and/or wrapping bandages this is no different than being prescribed a medication. It is crucial to your healing and long-term wellness and We Can Help!
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