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Fluid on knee moved down to calf muscle ,had scan no dvt but

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Fluid on knee moved down to calf muscle ,had scan no dvt but bakers cyst best way to reduce fluid please regards Lee
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

The best way to reduce fluid is an acronym RICE

1)R=rest

2)I=ice. Ice down the area for 15 minutes 3 times a day

3)C=compression. A knee brace or bandage wrap

4)E=elevation. Raise the leg above the ground whenever possible

Also, ibuprofen for inflammation

A steroid shot from your GP can help if this doesn't


I hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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