Treatment of Lymphedema

Lymphedema is the collection of protein rich fluid within body tissues.  Secondary lymphedema is cause by damage to the lymphatic system such as treatment for cancer. Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is the gold standard for treatment of lymphedema. Phase 1 of CDT involves skin care, manual lymph drainage, limb wrapping, and exercise, followed by compression garment fitting. Phase 2 is lifelong maintenance of lymphedema with use of garments, manual lymph drainage, exercise, and sometimes pumps.  Lymphedema can be managed. Contact Right Step Therapy for in-home lymphedema treatment in southern New Hampshire.