The goal of this program is to provide physical therapists with an overview of lipedema, including etiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, treatment options, and differential diagnosis with lymphedema.
Describe the etiology, pathophysiology, and risk factors of lipedema
Lipedema affects up to 11% of women. It occurs when fat is deposited abnormally beneath the skin, usually in the buttocks and legs. Although it begins as a cosmetic concern, it can progress to cause pain and other problems.
Symptoms of Lipedema
The typical symptoms of lipedema are a disproportionately ...