Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) Management
Although the cause of swelling related to CVI is not lymphatic in origin, Lymphatic Therapy reduces the swelling in the legs by painlessly removing the fluid caused by the backup of blood in the venous system.
Lymphatic drainage can significantly improve and often eliminate the symptoms (like venous ulcers) of CVI when performed regularly. It does this by improving venous flow which reduces stagnation in the veins.
Also common among people with Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a condition known as Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT.
If you suspect you have a DVT you should seek immediate medical care. Signs of a DVT are: sudden swelling in the leg, pain or tenderness in the leg, warm skin on your leg, red or discolored skin on your leg, and veins that are swollen, tender, and/or hard to the touch.
If you have been told by your physician that your DVT is stable, your doctor likely prescribed compression stockings. Pain & Swelling Solutions can help you find the right stockings for you.
Note that Lymphatic Drainage is not advised for someone with a DVT.