Swelling can occur anywhere in the body and be the result of a number of underlying problems. Swelling that lasts for more than six weeks is not normal and can often be treated by a course of therapy.
Swelling can be the result of trauma to a body part, such as a sprain or fracture, or may be become an issue following surgery where lymph nodes have been removed. In addition, our problems with our veins may cause swelling that gets progressively worse throughout the day. Many other health conditions, such as heart or kidney failure may also result in swelling, which usually affects the entire body.
Most swelling conditions can be controlled. HealthReach’s edema management therapists have extensive experience in addressing swelling of all kinds and will work with you after your treatment is complete to self manage your swelling problem in the future.