What can cause hand swelling for a diabetic old woman?
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Hand Surgery 28 years experience
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Several: Infection, trauma, ( warm, discolored) blood clot preventing drainage among others. Often the leg and occasionally arm muscles may not be strong enough to reverse gravity dependent fluid (when hand is held below heart for prolonged time) you can help this by making certain the hand is either supported above the heart ( on pillow) for gravity assist with drainage or at night level with the body.
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Last updated Jan 30, 2021
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