Lymphedema Cortez, CO

Lymphedema

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system and is a network of vessels that carry lymph fluid towards the heart. The lymphatic system is an essential part of your immune and circulatory systems. When a blockage happens in your lymphatic system, swelling of your arms or legs may occur. Improper drainage results in a build-up of the lymph fluid in your arms and legs, which can generate adverse health risks.

Lymphedema often occurs after surgery, such as a removal or damage to the lymph nodes as part of cancer treatments, or due to infected tissues. With chronic swelling, there are many risks, including circulation issues, the risk of infection and potential for future injury. It is very important to receive treatment for Lymphedema and to follow up with your doctor on a routine basis.

Contact Us Today at Cortez, CO Center if you are dealing with lymphedema and need some relief. Johnson Physical Therapy & Rehab will help reduce your swelling and improve your daily life. Your pain-free movement starts here!