Lymphoedema

What is lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is a condition that develops when the lymphatic system doesn’t work properly and causes swelling in the arms or legs.

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What causes lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is commonly caused by the damage or the removal of the lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It is the consequence of a blockage in the lymphatic system which prevents lymph fluid from draining well. The fluid buildup leads to swelling.

What are the symptoms of lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema signs and symptoms which occur in the affected arm or leg include

  • Swelling in all or part of the arm or leg – fingers or toes included
  • A feeling of heaviness or tightness of the affected arm(s) or leg(s)
  • Restricted mobilityof of the affected arm(s) or leg(s)
  • Aching or discomfort
  • Painful joints such as the elbow or knee
  • Recurring infections
  • Fibrosis – Hardening and thickening of the skin

Lymphoedema treatment at Serene Reflexology

At Serene Reflexology we are Reflexology Lymph Drainage RLD approved reflexology practitioners and can help reduce arm swelling. RLD is a reflexology technique which focuses on stimulating the lymphatic reflexes on the feet and whose aim is to cause an effect on the lymphatic system in the body. To start your lymphatic drainage reflexology treatment today please book online.

For more information on Reflexology Lymph Drainage RLD have a look at our blog article Reflexology Lymph Drainage RLD To Reduce Arm Swelling at http://serene-reflexology.com/blog/reflexology-lymph-drainage-rld-to-reduce-arm-swelling/.