Lymphedema / Chronic Swelling in Asheville area?Let us help!We are Western North Carolina’s first fully staffed Lymphedema Treatment Center.If you need a lymphedema therapist in the Asheville area, we have three certified therapists on staff to meet individuali needs of patients in a timely manner. Patients with edema should be seen early to prevent worsening of condition. We offer appointments within a few days of referral.Cornerstone therapists Melinda Halford, MPT, MFA, CLT, Kathie Campbell Beldon, MPT, CLT and Wendy Compton, PTA, CLT have completed post graduate education / certification training in Lymphedema therapy.What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is a type of chronic swelling caused by overload of the lymphatic system; sometimes occurring after surgery, but anyone with swelling can benefit from Lymphedema treatment.Causes of chronic swelling:
- Surgical removal of lymph nodes or damage to the lymph system from radiation.
- Injury to the lymph system from surgery or an accident.
- Unmanaged vein problems that eventually cause secondary damage to the lymph system.
- Blood clots
- Lymphedema may also occur at birth from malformation of the lymphatic system and may not display symptoms until later in life.