“The number one cause of leg swelling in women over 50 is vein disease. If vein disease is the source of your leg swelling correcting the bad veins helps the swelling“
If you have ‘lymphedema’ or swelling in your arms or legs everyday activities can be frustrating. Swelling occurs when there is an accumulation of ‘lymph’ fluid in the soft tissue between your skin and muscles. As swelling worsens pain, skin changes, water blisters, weeping of fluid, infection, mobility problems and disability can develop.
You don’t have to suffer in silence if you have lymphedema. There is hope. Your quality of life can improve with care from the VSS lymphedema therapy team. Your VSS Lymphedema therapy team can help you get your life back.
In simple terms, if you have leg or arm swelling increased lymph fluid creation overloads your normal lymphatic system or a defective lymph system is unable to remove the normal amount of lymphatic fluid.
There are two types of lymphedema. Primary lymphedema is an inherited problem of the lymphatic system (onset from birth to adulthood). Secondary lymphedema is acquired with multiple causes including complications of cancer surgery and therapy in the US; vein disease, thyroid, heart, liver, kidney disease; and medications.
The bottom line, lymphedema therapy at Vein Specialists of the South can help you get your quality of life back.
The goal of lymphedema therapy is to reduce the burden of living with chronic swelling and empowering each patient to overcome the physical and emotional suffering of lymphedema. This happens when you learn the techniques to control the swelling, restore the functional capacity of the patient and prevent infection.
*Individual Results May Vary
The mainstay of Lymphedema Therapy is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
Improving Lymphedema with compression modalities: (one or more modalities: used according to the type and degree of swelling.)
Skincare is important:
If you suffer from lymphedema, you are a good candidate for therapy.
Schedule your consultation with Vein Specialists of the South to learn more about lymphedema and how we can help.
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Lymphedema therapy is an ongoing regimen of care. Occupational therapists and physical therapists, along with OT Assistants and PT Assistants with additional training, experience, and credentials to provide lymphedema care.
Your therapy plan will depend on:
VSS has a fully integrated vein and lymphedema care team.
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The lymphedema team develops a life long relationship with our patients.
That is a great question.
Lymphedema therapy is designed to help you regain your quality of life and get your life back.
Since 1997 Vein Specialists of the South has helped thousands of patients like you with varicose veins, spider veins, and leg swelling. Dr. Kenneth Harper a leader in vein health is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and the American Vein and Lymphatic Medicine. Terri Harper, MSN, FNP-C, is a leader in the field of cosmetic spider vein education. Our dedicated nurse injectors have been trained by the best.
At VSS we have a passion for veins big and small. Serving more than 20,000 patients, Vein Specialists of the South is committed to bringing you Better Veins for Life®. Call today to schedule an appointment with the VSS team, ‘where veins are not just one thing we do, they are the only thing we do.’
*Individual Results May Vary
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