lymphedema/swelling West Deptford, NJ


Jeanne Ledden
I cannot thank Dr. Monica Scott and associate, Suzanne, enough for the care I received at Doctor Physical Therapy. The therapy and manual massage techniques personalized to my needs of having Lymphedema in both legs and right arm, bone-on-bone arthritis in both knees, bowed left leg and the right leg larger that the left.  Dr. Monica showed me a better way to wrap my legs to get the best benefits out of my Ready Wraps to get them to stay on and the compression they are designed to help with having Lymphedema.  Not only has Dr. Monica helped me to feel better health-wise, but more confident about myself having multiple problems.  The friendly atmosphere at Doctor Physical Therapy makes you feel at home.
Maria G.
Getting great results from therapy and instruction in home care in managing lymphedema. Dr. Scott and her staff are friendly, knowledgeable and always smiling!

Lymphedema is the extensive accumulation of fluid that can not be properly drained through the lymphatic system. This blockade of fluid causes swelling in the body. Symptoms of Lymphedema include swelling of all of your arm/leg including fingers and toes, a feeling of tightness, impaired range of motion, discomfort, and thickening of the skin. While it most commonly occurs in the arms and legs, lymphedema can also be seen in the head, neck, chest, and abdomen. After proper diagnosis from a specialist, physical therapy can help reinvent the way one can go through the day, pain-free!

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system and is a network of vessels that carry lymph fluid towards the heart. The lymphatic system is an essential part of your immune and circulatory systems. When a blockage happens in your lymphatic system, swelling of your arms or legs may occur. Improper drainage results in a build-up of the lymph fluid in your arms and legs, which can generate adverse health risks.

Lymphedema often occurs after a surgery, such as a removal or damage to the lymph nodes as part of cancer treatments, or due to infected tissues. With chronic swelling, there are many risks, including circulation issues, a risk of infection and potential for future injury. It is very important to receive treatment for Lymphedema and to follow up with your doctor on a routine basis. Request a consult today to find relief for your lymphedema.

For more information, you can contact us or visit us at West Deptford, NJ. We have an excellent team of physical therapists who can help you live life pain-free.