RICE LAKE, Wis. — Persistent swelling of the legs or arms, called lymphedema, is a common condition that often goes untreated. While there is no cure for lymphedema, treatment can increase function, comfort and quality of life.
Learn how physical therapy can alleviate lymphedema swelling at the free Lymphedema: Laugh and Learn support group from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.17, in Conference Room 1 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Rice Lake, 331 S. Main St. The topic of the session will focus on compression pumps and the role they play in treating lymphedema. Physical therapists Tiffany Kann and Jenny Hastreiter, both nationally certified in lymphedema care, will facilitate the session.
Those with lymphedema, their loved ones and caregivers are invited to attend. Participants do not need to register. For information about the support group or lymphedema therapy in Barron and Rice Lake, call Rehabilitation Services at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland at 715-537-9905.
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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
Press ContactDan Lea