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Lymphedema is swelling that occurs from lymph build-up under the skin in your fatty tissues. Lymph is a fluid made up of water, protein, fat, pathogens, dead cells, and dissolved particles.
The lymphatic system is responsible for returning lymph back to the circulatory system and processing the fluid to fight infections.
Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system cannot drain the body’s tissues as fast as the circulatory system delivers fluids. This occurs when the lymphatics system is damaged or blocked by infection, surgery, radiation or physical injury.
-Painless swelling of one or both arms or legs
- Tight, heavy, or weak sensation in limbs
- Pain, aching or warmth in arm or leg
- Redness of the skin
Clients need a diagnosis and/or referral but can self-refer.
Please call Therapy Services for treatment:
Arcola - 455-2628
Estevan - 637- 2410
Fillmore/Stoughton - 722-3249
Kipling - 736-2845,
Redvers - 452-6377
Weyburn - 842-8443