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Comprehensive Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema is swelling caused by fluid retention in the arms and legs The Phoebe Lymphedema Clinic in Albany, Georgia provides a comprehensive lymphedema management program for patients in Southwest Georgia.

Our specially trained physical therapists begin with a thorough assessment of the patient, including:

  • Medications
  • Skin integrity
  • Medical history
  • Range of motion
  • Chief complaints
  • Functional limitations
  • Limb girth measurements

Based on this assessment and the doctor's recommendations, the therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan. Treatment includes therapies to alleviate the immediate problems, then long-term strategies to manage the condition and avoid flare-ups. Our therapists work with each patient to produce the maximum possible recovery.

Causes of lymphedema:

  • Injury
  • Scarring
  • Hereditary
  • Surgical removal of lymph nodes
  • Some types of cancer treatments

Lymphedema can be disfiguring, but it doesn't have to be. There is help for those suffering its effects, and the earlier treatment is started, the better the prognosis for recovery. 

To learn more, please call the Lymphedema Clinic at: 229-312-8700