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How can I treat swelling in my legs?

How can I treat swelling in my legs?

Diagnosis first: It's natural to want a treatment right away. Unfortunately, leg swelling can be caused by at least a dozen different diagnoses involving several body systems. See your doctor for a diagnosis. In the meantime, elevate your legs- gravity helps! ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How can I treat fluid in my ankles?

How can I treat fluid in my ankles?

Elevate & Compress: Typically, one should first get evaluated by a vascular specialist despite your young age.This specialist can perform a simple noninvasive test that can see below the skin and determine if there are any issues with the vessels.They may recommend compression stocking with elevation when at rest (sleeping & sitting).Or they may need to suggest other forms of surgical procedures if they find anything. ...Read more

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How can I treat fluid in my ankle?

How can I treat fluid in my ankle?

Use compression stoc: Use compression stockings. Put them on in the morning first thing out of bed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent swelling in my ankles and feet?

How can I prevent swelling in my ankles and feet?

Depends on cause: General swelling of the lower extremity can be lessened by wearing support or surgical stockings. Elevation when ever possible also can lessen it. But needs to be evaluated by doc as to the why. Swelling can be caused by problems with your heart, circulation, high blood pressure, diet, kidney or liver trouble to name a few causes. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the swelling in my ankles?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling in my ankle?

How can I reduce swelling in my ankle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Limit standing and walking as much as possible. Antiinflammatories can be helpful. Discuss with your doctor if symptoms persists. Dr l. ...Read more

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How can I relieve swelling of my legs and ankles?

How can I relieve swelling of my legs and ankles?

Find: The cause is important. Elevation above the heart help and certainly compression hose. Could be due to hypertension heart problem, circulation in legs, salt intake alcohol and many others. Get checked. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the severe swelling on my feet and legs?

What can I do to reduce the severe swelling on my feet and legs?

See a doctor: Need to see a doctor to find out the cause of the swelling. But try elevation and support stockings. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling in my feet?

How can I reduce the swelling in my feet?

Diuretics- H20 pills: Swelling in the feet is usually caused by high blood pressure. See your general physician for evaluation of this condition. The second most common cause are varicose veins that may lead to the swelling or just poor circulation to your feet. ...Read more

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How can I lose the celulitis in my legs?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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In what way can I prevent redness on my legs?

In what way can I prevent redness on my legs?

Depends on the cause: Are you having dry skin, allergic reaction, ...What is the cause and then the treatment/prevention options will be known. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate my foot swelling?

How can I alleviate my foot swelling?

Depends why : You have it...I.E trauma, infection, venous insufficency, hypertenton, poor kidney function, side effect of medicine, too much salt intake etc... ...Read more

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I have painful wounds on both calves, cellulitis and lymphedema. How can I relieve the pain?

I have painful wounds on both calves, cellulitis and lymphedema. How can I relieve the pain?

Treat the cause: The wounds on your legs are a symptom of the disease state that caused them. Treating the wounds without treating their cause is futile. Manual lymphatic drainage, compression wraps and lymphedema pumps are all potential considerations for treatment and can be used together if needed. If the treatment of the underlying disease works, the wounds heal with little to no attention. ...Read more

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How can I treat the glaring veins in my legs once I have my baby?

How can I treat the glaring veins in my legs once I have my baby?

Maybe not laser: Large varicose veins after pregnancy might be able to be treated with endovenous laser or rf, but often times these veins are too twisted and close to the surface of the skin in order for laser to be used safely. I would see a board certified phlebologist for a complete vein evaluation, including ultrasound vein mapping, in order to know how to best go about treating the vein problem you have. ...Read more

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How can I heal and prevent aching in my foot and knees?

How can I heal and prevent aching in my foot and knees?

Foot and ankles: First thing to do is find the cause. Was there an injury? How much pain and swelling. You may benefit from orthotics but check out the cause! ...Read more

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How can I treat pain in my tailbone because of my wheelchair?

How can I treat pain in my tailbone because of my wheelchair?

Use a doughnut.: There is an orthopedic appliance called a doughnut seat. It is literally shaped like a doughnut, which takes direct pressure off the tailbone. You can find these at most stores that carry medical supplies. Also, wearing a supportive pant, like biker's pants can be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat trapped fluid in my ankle?

What can I do to treat trapped fluid in my ankle?

Water falls...: Since it's only in one ankle, it's either trauma induced or something else is going on further up the leg, causing an impeded venous return. Either way, begin by elevating the foot higher than your heart. To remove all doubt, consult with a primary care physician, either your own or consult one at Healthtap. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat stabbing, aching pain in my legs and feet?

What can I do to treat stabbing, aching pain in my legs and feet?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more