Edema is the result of dysfunction within the vascular and/or lymphatic system. The build up of fluid causes restriction of movement, heaviness, and even temperature changes for patients. Your treatment for edema symptoms must take all of these factors into consideration – and we make sure these areas are covered when you visit our Dallas-area wellness center.
With edema, there is decreased ability to heal and recover as wastes accumulate and are not removed from the site. For those that are pregnant it is more of an issue of comfort versus needing to heal from an injury. There are numerous things that can lead to edema. Here are 3 major causes, 3 minor causes, and 3 things to do about it.
3 Major Causes of Edema facing Dallas-area patients
- Congestive heart failure can result in a buildup of fluid.
- Blood clot or tumor
- Organ damage such as kidney or liver
3 Minor Causes of Edema (Swelling)
- Joint injuries such as ankle sprains
- Post mastectomy in which lymph nodes were removed
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3 Treatment Options for Edema
- Therapeutic exercises targeting the site of edema
- Joint mobilization to restore proper joint biomechanics
- Find a massage therapist trained in manual lymphatic drainage and also uses deep oscillation therapy such as Hivamat
Effect of treatment with low-intensity and extremely low-frequency electrostatic fields (deep oscillation) on breast tissue and pain in patients with secondary breast lymphoedema
“Conclusion: Additional Deep Oscillation® supplementary to manual lymphatic drainage can significantly enhance pain alleviation and swelling reduction in patients with secondary breast lymphoedema compared with manual lymphatic drainage alone.”
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-Jahr, S., Schoppe, B., & Reisshauer, A. (2008). Effect of treatment with low-intensity and extremely low-frequency electrostatic fields (deep oscillation) on breast tissue and pain in patients with secondary breast lymphoedema.Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 40(8), 645-650. doi:10.2340/16501977-0225
-Rockson, S. G. (2016). Lymphedema. Vascular Medicine, 21(1), 77-81. Doi:10.1177/1358863×1560852
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