Lymphedema and Chronic Swelling

Vector offers a well-established program to treat swelling that is not improved with medication (“water pills”), diet changes (low salt), elevation, or vascular surgery.  Many patients have also tried “support hose” in the past without success.

Compression bandaging or adjustable non-elastic sleeves reduce the swelling and help heal ulcers, decrease pain, and improve mobility.  Your limb is then measured for a compression garment to prevent the swelling from returning.

Special care is taken to make sure you or your caregiver can manage your garment before you are discharged.


*Lymphedema is a specific type of swelling usually seen after cancer surgery/treatment, or, more rarely, since birth or adolescence.  Vector has a full-time Certified Lymphedema Therapist on staff.