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Swollen Leg After Injury
Blood: Blood travels and spreads around the area of injury. It can go down all the way to the toes and if you've been elevating the leg, it can track upwards as well. Nothing to worry about. It will turn several pretty colors before it's done. ...Read more
Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot.ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?
Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more
Smashed leg below knee leg hurts when bending on back of leg below knee also when bending foot? No bruising or swelling been 48 hrs
This is common.: This is a common finding after such a surgery. The major concern is to be on the look out for a d.V.T or clot in the leg. This would typically cause swelling of the leg and pain in the calf. The foot swells as the motion in the extremtiy is limited. The pain in the hip after the procedure is expected. Ice the hip, take your meds, and elevate your foot while at rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee swollen after long time working on them, then side of knee bruised on thigh, then foot swelled and looks bruised, what happened?left leg
DVT in calf 15 mo. ago, occurred after leg in boot after ankle surgery. Today had massage on that calf, later felt pain, twitches, burning. Normal?
Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?
Common: Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics. This results in swelling. It is only temporary. Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week and, keep using it (unless real painful) [if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...Read more
I am experiencing knee pain. Had surgery few years ago torn meniscus .. cannot bend knee back ..swollen painful ..front and back of knee .no injury ?
Maybe something: Swelling after injury is normal, and the legs tend to swell more than areas higher on the body. Excess swelling, especially with pain and redness, maybe a sign of trouble like an infection. When in doubt, go see your doctor. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 6 mnths ago massive bruising swelling pain. Still have pain during activity and rest and can't bend toes up. ?
Right calf pain. Sore when sitting crossed leg. Had a swollen vein after pregnancy that went away 8 months ago. Could it be a vein problem? Varicose,
Swelling in left ankle near achilles tendon. No pain or discoloration. Started after I did jumping jacks. Could it be sprained/strained?
Probably not: Sprains and strains are invariably accompanied by pain. Painless swelling can have many causes . If it is exercise induced it could be a nearby joint capsule, tendon sheath enlarging. Some people also have some small defects in the fascia (tissue that forms compartments in the leg) and muscle can push through these areas during exercise. Bottom line, if it is not painful I would not worry. Dr. R ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 week knee injury. Pain, swelling down but noticed leg goes purple unless propped up. Circulation? Hot & cold foot tingling & numbish. ER or rest?
ER: Your symptoms are concerning. See your doctor or go to the ER ...Read more
Gravity : Typically, if there is swelling around the knee, gravity will push that fluid to the lower leg. Another possibility is that swelling from the knee joint will leak out the back of the knee through a Baker's cyst. Although unlikely, a blood clot has to be considered, especially if you've been immobilized. See a doctor very soon or call the one already treating you for more advice as soon as possible ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Right side pain thru back, swollen leg, no injury, paracetamol not helping, pain in belly when i eat anything sweet unexplained bruising downleg.Cause?
See professionals...: The aggregation of your symptoms asks you to see a knowledgeable professionals timely. It's not a good idea to guess what you may suffer from. Best. ...Read more
Depends upon cause: Swollen legs may be simply due to prolonged standing and compression hose may help immediately. It can be due to heart or kidney disease, venous incompetence, blood clots, prior injury to the legs, and an evaluation by a physician is in order so that treatment can be started. ...Read more
Find out why: It is important to find out why your leg is swollen first. There are man potential causes, and each has a different treatment. See your physician and get it evaluated very soon, as some are potentially life threatening. ...Read more
Swollen leg: Firstly, it is important to determine the source of the swollen leg. If this is result of an infection then leg elevation would be important. If this is a more chronic condition then use of a compression stocking would be very helpful and then there would be no reason not to be walking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This is common with venous insufficiency in which patients develop venous stasis ulcerations or "holes in the skin". The problem is the valves in the veins aren't functioning properly and blood that should return to the heart stays in the lower extremity. The build up of fluid causes the skin to breakdown and open up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blisters: Extreme swelling of the leg will usually cause "water blisters" to form, rather than actually split the skin. These amy go on to form sores or ulcerations and are difficult to heal. ...Read more
I would make: Sure you do not have a clot in your calf, if there is swelling in the leg. This should be reported to your md immediately. ...Read more
DVT: Any patient with leg swelling isolated to one side should be considered to have a deep vein thrombosis until proven otherwise. A simple ultrasound test to look at the veins in the legs can make the diagnosis. Other possible etiologies for unilateral leg swelling include things like lymphedema. Please get this checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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