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can you please tell me the potential causes of edema in lower leg muscles?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many: Can be from hypertension, increased sodium intake, injury, cardiac problems.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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