Chronic swelling of the upper and lower limbs affects millions of Americans. For many people, chronic swelling in the limbs is much more than just a discomfort.
Wound Care Services and its team of nurses are experts in Lymphedema and swelling management. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may be afflicted with untreated Lymphedema or other causes of chronic swelling.
- Swelling of part of your arm or leg or your entire arm or leg, including your fingers or toes
- A feeling of heaviness and/or achiness in your limbs
- Decreased range of motion in your arm or leg
- Recurring infections in your affected limb
- Hardening and thickening of the skin on your arm or leg
- Open wounds and weeping of fluid from the tissue
Working with your physician, Wound Care Services can help control your chronic swelling, allowing you to lead a healthy, normal and active life. The home treatment of choice is compression therapy, which comes in many different options, including Lymphedema Pumps and compression wraps and stockings. These are safe, effective ways to treat people suffering from venous ulcers, Lymphedema, and other disorders resulting in chronic swelling. These simple devices produce very few side effects and are
- Easy to use
- Clinically proven
- Relaxing for patients
- Reimbursed by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid
Compression therapy, such as the Lymphedema Pump, provides you with the necessary support to maintain and enhance your lifestyle. Whether it’s being engaged in daily activities or spending time doing the things you really love, like traveling, being outside or participating in your favorite hobbies, you can continue to engage in daily activities while receiving the therapeutic benefits of compression.
Plus, patients with other afflictions have seen significant improvement in their swelling and increased mobility after using Lymphedema pumps, stockings & wraps. We’ve helped patients with
- Surgical Procedures (hip/knee replacements, hysterectomy)
- Radical cancer surgery (Mastectomy, Lumpectomy)
- Radiation or Chemo Therapy
- Multiple Sclerosis, Paraplegia
- Other neurological issues
If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic swelling, Lymphedema, Peripheral Venous Insufficiency, chronic edema or other wounds, please call Wound Care Services (1-888-331-3531) or visit us online at www.woundcareservices.org/lymphedema to obtain information from a clinical nurse who can offer options for home treatments and more.