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My feet and legs are swollen. As I have had to sleep in my

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My feet and legs are swollen. As I have had to sleep in my rise chair I am not sleeping flat and my ribs are getting better I cannot yet lay in bed as this is too painful. Is there anything which will take the swelling down,

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The following measures are beneficial in decreasing or resolving the swelling:


1) Avoid prolonged standing or walking for long distances in a single stretch.

2) Whenever you sit; keep your legs elevated on a chair or a sofa or stool. Do not hang the legs, otherwise, gravity will increase the swelling.

3) Exercises/physical therapy

a) Lie down straight and raise your leg and feet for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this ten times (twice a day whole set).

b) When you sit; pull the feet towards you for 10-20 seconds. Repeat it ten times twice a day.

4) Raise the legend of your bed by 6 inches; if you lie down.

If you have pain or other symptoms that can be helped by;

1) Analgesics

2) Acupuncture

3) A very mild massage; keeping the massage direction towards the heart.

4) Electrical stimulation is a small device that physical therapy centers would give you for home use or you may buy at Amazon.


I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

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