U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
NJ
A 55-year-old member asked:

After 3 ops (back, knee, foot) my loved one has painful and numb swollen feet and her legs up to the knee are sometimes swollen and hard as wood. why?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 30 years experience
Lymphedema: This sounds like lymphedema. This can be treated and should be treated. Please see a vascular specialist that has an interest in treating patients with lymphedema.
Dr. Linda Harris
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
It is not rare to have leg swelling after multiple leg operations. It typically is associated with damage to lymphatic system. This should be treated with compression and moisturizers. Seeing a vascular specialist with an interest in Lymphedema is an excellent idea.
Jan 30, 2012
Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management 32 years experience
Could be RSD: Your specialist will help you with a diagnosis, but this could also be rsd or crps, which can be treated. In either case treatment should not be delayed.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 23, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.