Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Where to Find Lymphedema Therapy in Havelock, North Carolin

Lymphedema Therapy

The physical therapists of Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Havelock, North Carolina understand the unique concerns that sufferers of lymphedema have. In addition to the painful swelling and limited range of motion this fluid build-up can cause, the anxiety and stares of people who see a visibly swollen and enlarged limb can make people reluctant to go out and seek treatment. Fortunately, Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy can come up with an individualized treatment plan for patients to help manage and relieve their symptoms.

What is Lymphedema and how is it treated?

Lymphedema is chronic swelling of an extremity due to a blockage in the lymph nodes that results in fluid build-up. This can be caused by surgery, cancer or infection. Sometimes symptoms of lymphedema may not develop for months or even years after surgery. This can affect one or both arms and legs, and the swelling can be both painful and disfiguring. Symptoms can include:

  • Feeling of heaviness in the limb
  • Pain, swelling and inflammation
  • Hardening of the skin
  • Limited range of motion

Manual therapies such as massage can be used to reduce swelling and increase circulation. In addition, exercises that raise the affected limb above the body can help drain fluid. Changes in diet are often recommended to help alleviate symptoms. This often includes reducing intake of sugars and fatty or fried foods.

Scheduling lymphedema therapy treatment with Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for lymphedema. If diagnosed and treated early, symptoms can be more easily managed. However, even if you have a more severe case of lymphedema, you can still see benefits from a customized physical therapy treatment plan.

The physical therapists of Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in Havelock, North Carolina are compassionate and dedicated to helping patients improve their quality of life. Lymphedema does not have to rule your life, and you do not have to live with the pain and discomfort that it causes. If you are suffering from lymphedema, contact Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy to set up your initial consultation and go over your treatment options today.