Lymphoedema treatment

Lymphoedema is due to a backlog of lymphatic fluid in the arm as a result of damage to some of the small lymphatic channels in the axilla.

Treatment is provided by an experienced physiotherapist with special training in lymphoedema management.

Treatment consists of a combination of:

  • Exercise
  • Elevation
  • Compression sleeve - a tightly fitting elastic garment.
  • Manual lymphatic massage - a special form of massage of the affected area that improves flow of lymphatic fluid away from the affected area.
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