Lymphedema is characterized by the accumulation of fluid and swelling primarily in a person's arm, leg or foot due to blockages in the lymphatic system.
Inova offers comprehensive outpatient lymphedema treatment in several convenient locations. Specially trained therapists help move the lymphatic fluid through the body to decrease swelling. The program includes:
- Manual lymphatic drainage (gentle massage technique)
- Fitting for special garments
- Education and self-care
- Exercise to redirect the lymph system