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Comprehensive Lymphedema Management in Albany, Georgia

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, including the patient's:

  • 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.

What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is swelling caused by fluid retention in the arms and legs.

There are many causes of lymphedema:

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

Lymphedema is commonly thought of as a woman's disease, but men can also be affected.

Lymphedema is manageable!

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, call the Lymphedema Clinic at Phoebe Northwest at (229) 312-8700. For more information about cancer treatment options or to schedule an appointment, call the Phoebe Cancer Center at 1-800-490-0684.