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Lymphoedema Assessment and Treatment
Lymphoedema occurs when the lymphatic system (which is responsible for clearing fluid from tissues) does not function properly. It is often a complication following breast and other forms of cancer treatment. It can result in long-term swelling of one or more parts of the body which can be extremely debilitating and painful if not addressed early.
The affected arms or legs can appear somewhat larger than normal. This can be quite awkward and is often the primary reason to seek treatment. The skin can also become red and thickened and may have the appearance of an orange peel.
If left unattended, the skin may develop cracks and ulcers, and lymph may start oozing out. This may cause secondary infections of the skin and lead to serious diseases like cellulitis. Utmost care of skin is required when Lymphoedema is pronounced.
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH HEALING PERSISTENT WOUNDS, FOR SWELLING OR DIABETIC ULCERS?
The use of laser is well established in the management of soft tissue injuries, painful backs and necks, wounds and the treatment of lymphoedema. Use of a medical grade laser assists treatment of lymphoedema of the chest, breast, armpit, arm and lower limbs.
Laser is also extremely beneficial when treating cording, also known as axillary web syndrome which commonly occurs following breast cancer surgery. Other uses of laser includes treatment of diabetic ulcers and slow or poor wound healing.
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