Lymphedema – How is it Diagnosed?

Your physical therapist will work closely with you to determine if you have lymphedema. Together, you and your therapist will review your medical history and medications, as well as perform a physical examination that will look at the following things:

  • Your actual weight compared to your ideal weight
  • Measurements of your arms and legs
  • How well you’re able to do everyday activities
  • History of edema, previous radiation therapy, or surgery
  • The time between surgery and when you first noticed the swelling
  • Other conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease, or phlebitis (inflammation of the veins)

A physical therapist can help you manage lymphedema symptoms.

Contact Choice Therapy at 218-440-1548 to schedule a consultation with Andrea Brodina, certified lymphedema specialist.