Lymphedema Therapy Program
With early and skilled treatment, lymphedema is a condition that can be controlled, allowing you to lead a full and normal life. At Mercy Health Partners, our lymphedema care is provided by occupational or physical therapists who have specialized training in treating lymphedema. After an initial assessment, your therapist will make recommendations for a plan of action regarding your case.
You play a critical role in managing your lymphedema. Once a plan is laid out, you will need to follow that plan to the best of your abilities to reap all its benefits. If you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to us –– we're always happy to help.
More About Lymphedema
What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is an accumulation of protein-rich fluids in the tissues, resulting in swollen, enlarged limbs or skin surfaces. It most frequently occurs in an extremity, but can also be seen in the head, neck, abdomen and genitals.
Signs and Symptoms
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Increase in size of a limb
- Feeling of heat in a limb
- Red patches (would indicate infection)
- Puffiness of a limb
- Following cancer or venous surgery, swelling or heat in the trunk on the same side as surgery
- Feeling of tenderness in the groin or bloated abdomen following pelvic surgery
- Swelling in the thigh following removal of a mass, or radiation to groin or pelvic areas
Where You Can Receive Treatment for Lymphedema?
Lymphedema Therapy Program at MHP — Mercy Campus
1500 E. Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon, MI 49444 Map