Southern California Lymphedema Management Program

Controlling the Swelling

Lymphedema can cause debilitating enlargement of the arms and legs. It can also put you at risk for infections and wounds. Much like diabetes or high-blood pressure, there is no cure for this condition, but Casa Colina's Lymphedema Management Program can help you control the symptoms and establish a home program for long term control of your limbs and help you resume many of your normal activities. The program is a recognized affiliate treatment center for the National Lymphedema Network.

This program is recommended if you have Primary or Secondary Lymphedema due to:

  • Radiation treatment for cancer
  • Cancer cells or tumors near the lymph nodes/vessels
  • Venous stasis
  • Milroy's disease
  • Meige disease
  • Late-onset lymphedema
  • Surgery that involved the lymph nodes/vessels
  • Infection of the lymph nodes/vessels
  • Injury to the lymph nodes/vessels

In order to participate in this program, it's important that the patient have stable cardiac and renal functions, and also be fully committed to managing this condition.

You or a loved one will benefit from an evaluation from a licensed physical therapist who is also certified in lymphedema therapy. Treatment may include some or all of the following:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Compression bandaging
  • Compression garments
  • Lymphedema exercises
  • Patient and caregiver education
  • Skin care
  • Techniques to reduce infection

Through treatment, you'll gain a better understanding of lymphedema, which will in turn lead to improved limb function and a healthier quality of life.

To speak to a representative, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3500 or toll-free 866/724-4127, ext. 3500.