Certified lymphedema therapists at Scripps Health offer care at several locations in San Diego. Collaborating with physicians and other health care professionals to ensure a comprehensive approach, they develop customized lymphedema treatment plans to help people with lymphedema alleviate pain, reduce swelling, lower the risk of infection and learn self-management techniques.
Lymphedema is the collection of fluids in a part of the body that can cause swelling pressure and pain. To help alleviate swelling and reduce discomfort, the therapists develop care plans for complete decongestive lymphedema therapy that include:
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Multi-layered bandaging
- Compression therapy
- Therapeutic exercises
- Education to prevent complications and further occurrences
- Skin care and hygiene recommendations
While a cure for lymphedema does not exist, proper care can improve the condition and dramatically affect a person’s quality of life.
A referral from a physician is required to begin the evaluation and treatment process.
Lymphedema therapy is offered at the following Scripps Health locations in San Diego County: