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Who Knows How To Wrap A Leg To Reduce Leg Edema
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Elevation: Keeping your legs elevated generally reduces swelling; diuretics can be used also but something that should be prescribed after a full evaluation. ...Read more
Experimenting edema on legs and burning sensation all over my body. Uric acid level is 7.1. How to reduce the symptoms? I have CKD.
LE edema, CKD: if you have edema you may be fluid overloaded. Usually an increase in BUN(urea) which occurs in CKD causes itching but you're burning may be a variation. Uric acid(not the same as urea) of 7 is upper limits, the edema is the real issue Call your renal doctor today or go to ER as you may need a water pill / IV to get the fluid off. Check CMP, and U/A as you may be spilling protein due to CKD. ...Read more
I have acute lymphadema in my right leg, what can I do other than wrapping to bring the swelling down some days the discomfort is unbearable?
Options for treatmen: First and foremost, make sure it is lymphedema. If you do not have sharp cutoffs and lobulations but simple pitting swelling that affects the entire foot and leg, it is not lymphedema. The wrong treatment will hurt. Get to a wound care specialist that knows the disease. Treatments can include different types of wraps, pumps, lymphatic massage, etc. No diuretics or antibiotics. ...Read more
Feels like snake wrapped around lower leg. Leg has minor swelling + vein stick out. Have muscle bulge in hamstring. Arteriovenous US + ABI normal. Hlp?
Lower leg swelling knee and below. Injured knee 3 days ago. Have been wraping it. Took off wraps to find swelling. E.R. Or wait female 54 working out caused sore knee thus now swelling after wrapping
The swelling may be due to the wrap preventing appropriate circulation and fluid return in the lower leg. We call this edema. I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for evaluation of your knee injury to rule out a sprain or tear in the supporting structures.
It is unlikley that you have a clot in your leg but this can also be assessed. ...Read more
I fell and hurt my knee. It was swelling and it hurt so I put it up, wrapped it in a tensor bandage and iced it. Should I wear the tensor to bed?
Usually not: This is usually not necessary. The downside of the bandage is that it may impede proper venous (blood) drainage from your leg leading to swelling. At night, you may not realize this is happening. ...Read more
What is wrong with my ankle? Rolled my ankle over a year ago and it was slightly swollen for a day. I wrapped it and the swelling went down. A few days after that is started hurting again and it hasn't stopped since. It is a deep pain in my ankle and it h
You may have torn a ligament. Ligaments don't show up on routine x-rays, so the only way to "see" them is by having an MRI of your ankle. Unlike bone, ligaments receive a poor blood supply, so they take a long time to heal. If you have a little tear and have been walking around all this time on it, that could explain why you're still having a problem. I would encourage you to get an MRI and see what's going on with your ligaments.
Good luck! ...Read more
Can posterior tibial tendonitis cause swelling in the shin as well as the ankle and instep? Orthotic used 3 months, now just wrapped, but swells more
Leg swelling: Swelling to the posterior tibial tendon usually occurs at the medial and lateral ankle at most if you now experiencing swelling at the shin it could be because your leg is doing more work causing the muscles to become irritated or overworked. You may need a professional to further explore the problems in your leg and tendon and possibly immobilize the leg. ...Read more
Red patch on skin wraping around knee and calf area swelling itchy burning numb/tingly have been metioned of shingles had chicken pox as kid 38yr old?
Shingles: Possible. Wait a few days unless blisters develop in which case treatment is indicated. ...Read more
My son sprained his ankle a week ago, no swelling, ever. He has been able to do rom right from the onset. If wrapping can he resume activities?
Depends: On if symptoms are present and what activities he participates in. Consult with physician/specialist who will examine and make recommendations. ...Read more
Fluid retention: There are many causes of this fluid retention some very serious such as kidney failure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and portal vein blockage in the liver. Less serious causes include varicose veins, and excessive salt in the diet. Infrequent causes can be blockage of the veins in the abdomen. Single leg edema can indicate a dangerous clot in the leg. See your doctor. ...Read more
Confused as you are.: So the leg with the clot in it is smaller than the other leg which does not have a clot? Or did you have a procedure for this clot, like a clot extraction? Are you currently on a blood thinner? ...Read more
Gravity: Fluid can leak at a faster rate when pumped at a higher pressure. The cirrhotic liver's blood vessels are destroyed as is the liver itself. Blood through the liver is severely limited. Partial blocked water hose outlet & the water leaves at a higher pressure. All the water in the hose is now at a higher pressure. Blood flow before the liver is at a higher pressure, fluid leaks out more & falls. ...Read more
Swelling: Or edema, has several very different causes and because of that- different treatments. Water retention due to cardiac issues needs to be treated medically, vein problems can be addressed by compression hose and elevation, lymphatic swelling needs compression via stockings and lympedema pumps. ...Read more
Leg edema: Yes, Diurex can be used to help leg edema, but is not a strong fluid pill. It is mainly used for the bloating and water retention associated with menstral cycles. If you are just having swelling in the legs and nothing else, you should see your doc to investigate further. Elevate your legs often, to help make the swelling go away, without the use of medication. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more
Multiple symptoms: With all these symptoms, I will advise you to see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. You need a detailed history, complete physycal exam, blood test, ekg and may be more tests to find out what is causing your symptoms and how long. It could be your heart, liver, kidney, high BP etc. See your doctor asap. ...Read more
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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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