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Remedy for swollen feet and legs. Due to broken ribs which

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Remedy for swollen feet and legs. Due to broken ribs which are now getting better, I have. Not been able to lay flat and am sleeping in my rise chair which doest go exactly flat. It is too painful to lay flat in bed yet. Is there anything which will help to reduce the swelling?
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 days ago.

Elevating the legs on the side stool when you are sitting and folding them intermittently will increase the venous flow and lymphatic flow.

This will resolve the swelling.

A gentle massage upwards also helps.