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Why Do I Have Swollen Legs After Skiing
Need more info: Pain in the arms after exercising are concerning for cardiac disease (exercise-induced ischemia), vascular disease, or may be due to neurologic causes (pinched nerves irritated by activity). You really should see your physician so they can ask other questions and perform a physical exam. ...Read more
What matters most?: What matters most to you? Basic principles: if the original injury was a simple twist, with no fracture or truly major sprain, you're in no real danger. Heavy use may slow healing a bit. But a ski boot provides excellent support. Ankle is better protected than with activities like tennis or basketball. If you love skiing, and don't mind it being a bit sore, there's little risk. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My calves have been feeling really heavy, cramping up and hurting when I do activities that I always/regularly do ie. running. Why? How do I fix this?
See doctor: It is possible that you have a myositis which would require blood work to diagnose. A blood clot is another possiblity which would require test, but the doctors physical examination would also suggest this. If it were the usual training discomfort I doubt that you would be asking us about it as you would already know what to do. There are medications for the cramping and hurting ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chlorine, Dehydratio: Sometimes, rigorous swimming will dehydrate you and increase your body temperature. The chlorine can also irritate your local skin if you are sensitive. so, some people will have burning for a few hours after swimming. Sometimes you may be unlucky, when you swim in public pools that are crowded, you may get an infection. ...Read more
Compression hose: Wearing compression hose that go from your toes to your knees can help to prevent swelling and even help to prevent the formation of vericose veins for people who stand all day at work. You can get them at surgical supply store. Mild to moderate compression strength should be good. ...Read more
F/u w kidney MD: Compression stockings may help. However, with ESRD you should be under close care with nephrologist (kidney specialist), thus would recommend you follow up with kidney doctor to evaluate your kidney function,determine if there are other issues that need to be evaluated such had heart function, liver function, and rule out rarer things such as blood clots (unlikely if both legs swell equally) ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago it's still swollen, but I have no pain when walking or running on it, what do I do to reduce swelling?
Many causes: The most common cause is venous insufficiency (incompetent valves in your veins) which is an inherited condition. Other causes include nephrotic syndrome, cirrhosis, protein losing enteropathy, and lymphatic insufficiency for various reasons. Have you been out of the country...To asia? ...Read more
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