Edema Treatment


Edema refers to the accumulation of excess fluid in body tissues, leading to swelling and often discomfort. It can occur in various parts of the body, including the feet, ankles, legs, and hands.


Common symptoms of edema include swelling, puffiness, and a feeling of heaviness or tightness in the affected area. Additionally, individuals may notice stretched and shiny skin over the swollen area.


Edema can be caused by several factors, including poor circulation, heart failure, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnancy, certain medications, and prolonged sitting or standing. Injuries or trauma to a specific area can also result in localized edema.

Risk Factors

  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Older age
  • Certain medications, such as those for high blood pressure or pain relief
  • Sitting or standing for long periods


  • Maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise and a balanced diet.
  • Elevate the legs when sitting or lying down to encourage proper circulation.
  • Avoid prolonged periods of sitting or standing without breaks.
  • Monitor and manage conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.
  • Limit salt intake, as excessive sodium can contribute to fluid retention.


Atlas Physiotherapy offers hands-on therapies that can complement the recovery process for edema.

Hands-on therapy such as massage, lymphatic drainage, and compression therapy can alleviate edema by improving circulation, reducing fluid buildup, and promoting lymphatic drainage.

These therapies can help relieve discomfort and improve mobility in individuals experiencing edema.

Contact our team for more information on how we can help you get back to doing what you enjoy.