Lymphedema Program

Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein rich fluid that causes swelling. This is most often in the arms and/or legs and occasionally other parts of the body. It can develop immediately following cancer treatment or years later.

Lymphedema can be an unfortunate side effect of cancer treatment, however, it is very manageable. People who develop lymphedema can live normal and active lives.

Lymphedema Symptoms

The most common symptoms associated with lymphedema include:

  • Feeling of fullness in arms or legs
  • Skin feeling tight
  • Decreased mobility in hands, wrists or ankles
  • Tightness of jewelry or clothing on a specific body part
  • Frequent infections or non-healing wounds or ulcerations
  • Skin changes including dryness, discoloration and thickening

Athens Regional Rehabilitation Lymphedema Treatment

Our Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) treats all cancer-related lymphedema. This therapy includes manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, skin care, exercise and lymphedema prevention education to manage pathologic swelling of the extremities.

Contact Us

For more information about this program, email us or call 706-475-3511.