Cording, otherwise known as Axillary web syndrome can occur after biopsy or lymph node removal. Norma scar tissue from surgery can also contribute to cording. It looks like and feels like a thick band of rope or cording that can travel the length of the upper arm/arm pit area.
Sometimes these aren’t visible if they are deeper, but you may notice a reduction in movement compared with a non operated side.
Whilst research doesn’t fully understand why this happens, we can help to apply techniques that improve mobility and release the cording.
For more information, contact the clinic and book with with Oncology Specialist Physiotherapists Anna and Hayley.