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what is the best way to get rid of swelling of the hands?

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Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Ice and Elevation: In general, ice and elevation can be helpful to address any acute swelling. Over the counter anti-inflammatories such as alleve and Motrin can be helpful. However, if the swelling is chronic, then you should be seen by your physician.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Elevation, motion: Elevation of your hand above heart level is key, along with range of motion which acts like a pump to remove swelling. An edema glove from a pharmacy or therapist will help.

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