Extremities Treatment Side Effects

Early Reactions

  • Skin changes: redness, irritation, scaliness, blistering, ulceration, thickening, hair loss in treatment area.
  • Inflammation of soft tissue causing tenderness, swelling and interference with movement.
  • Inflammation of joints causing pain, swelling and limitation of joint motion.

Late Reactions

  • Changes in skin texture and/or color, permanent hair loss in treatment area.
  • Scarring or shrinkage of soft tissues and muscles causing loss of flexibility and movement, swelling of the limb.
  • Nerve damage causing loss of strength, feeling or coordination.
  • Bone damage causing fracture.
  • Joint damage causing permanent stiffness, pain and arthritis.
  • Swelling of limb below the area treated.