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Old 06-13-2016, 11:50 PM
 
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Approx. 1 month ago I started having swelling around my knee area. It disipated after a few days. Then recently it started back up again. I was told to wrap it. By the end of the day all the lower leg and upper thigh was gorged ( puffy fluids) . I was taken to the hospital and they released some of the fluid,

My physician ordered compression socks. All was well for about three/ four days. Today I put them on and by the forth hour of wearing them, I was backing up with fluid in my right thigh and toes!

I cannot take steroids , and the water pills caused problems with my Kidneys.

Could it be that my compression socks are not fitted properly? Or is it best that I get further tests done to resolve the cause of this random swelling I am enduring? I'm seriously concerned that I either am or destined to heart congestion or my kidneys are starting to fail?... I am not overweight , nor is my cholesterol outside the norm.

Something is causing this leg to puff up and its not a latent injury. I try to walk to keep motion going, but after a 20 min walk, the right leg is swelled and I am forced to prop it up for an hour to bring the swelling down...

Anyone with this problem or suggestions on how to lower the fluid build up?
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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I wear a knee and ankle supports. Wore compression stockings after hip replacement in 2010. I get some ankle/foot swelling and who knows why for all this stuff that FOR ME has come on more with aging. Grape seed extract is great for edema and I take it 21 yrs soon, my friend is drinking dandelion tea for some retention she is dealing with on her leg. Steroids are known as the best and WORST drugs...avoid them if possible.

Lymph drainage work can be so helpful.
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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Thank you Jamin for your suggestions!

Will check with the local Natural Foods establishment for some of these items!

wishing you wellness in your health!
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:41 PM
 
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The first step is for a doctor to find out the cause of the fluid retention. That is very important. If your doctor doesn't know why it's happening than see another doctor.

You might start with a cardiologist.

If this turns out to be something chronic than a podiatrist may prescribe a compression pump that you can use at home, along with compression stockings.

Compression pumps are also called Edema pumps, or lymphedema pumps. They can only be purchased with a prescription. They are very easy to use at home.




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Old 06-14-2016, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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You need to put them on BEFORE you get up and about! If it's just your knee swelling...get your knee checked out! Sounds like a knee problem , rather than a fluid problem!
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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Appreciate the tips!

Yes the socks are placed first thing in the morning.

My Doctor didn't see any indications to send me to a specialist .
I think this constant swelling in the leg though after walking certainly qualifies.

I have a follow up in two weeks, so will discuss. Each day I am to measure the swelling and record.

Whoever mentioned the lymph nodes, I am apt to think that may be an avenue to have tested.
Although historically my family has kidney and heart as our two major health flaws.

Again, thanks everyone!
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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I live with constant swollen legs, ankles and feet. Can't even close the velcro on my left walking shoe.

I do suffer from heart disease and compression stockings were suggested, but I can't get them on by myself due to limited range of motion and live alone. It's very painful to live this way. I feel your pain. I do take a small amount of Lasix and recently bought some dandelion tea.

If you're able to get on and gently bounce on a rebounder and practice dry skin brushing, these will both help with your lymphatic system.
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