Lymphedema is an incurable but treatable medical condition caused by injury, trauma or congenital defects
in the lymphatic system, resulting in swelling of the legs, arms, or other areas of the body. It is estimated that 3-5 million Americans suffer from lymphedema, but due to a lack of awareness, information, and education (even within the medical community), lymphedema is often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed.
Signs and symptoms include: swelling in the legs, arms, or other areas of the body, pain, tightness, hardening of the skin, swollen lymph nodes, and restricted range of motion. If you think you have lymphedema, contact your doctor’s office right away. It is important to treat lymphedema when signs first appear to prevent it from getting worse.