Lymphedema Physical Therapy

Treatment for pain control and swelling

At San Ramon Regional Medical Center, we offer outpatient lymphedema physical therapy — a state-of-art treatment option that combines therapy with lifestyle changes.

About lymphedema

Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in one or both of your arms or legs. It is painful and is commonly caused by removal of lymph nodes or damage to the nodes.

Complete decongestive therapy (CDT)

Complete decongestive therapy for lymphedema includes: 

  • Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), a hands-on technique to improve flow of lymph fluid from the affected area
  • Compression with bandages and/or garments
  • Education in skin care and long-term self-management
  • Exercise instruction 
Call (800) 284-2878 to find out more about lymphedema physical therapy at San Ramon Regional.