Phlebolymphedema is a condition associated with chronic swelling of the legs secondary to insufficiency of the venous and lymphatic systems. In the presence of some degree of venous insufficiency and/or lymphatic dysfunction there is chronic accumulation of interstitial fluid in the soft tissues that leads to a specific type of swelling that can be difficult to manage.
Phlebolymphedema is the most common form of lymphedema and is a life-long condition that can be very debilitating. The treatment for lymphedema is largely conservative but early diagnosis and education are key in preventing progression. At our office patients are thoroughly evaluated and educated on different modalities of compression therapy as well as lymphedema pumps and manual drainage.