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My wife who is age 28, fell a few days ago and hurt her

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My wife who is age 28, fell a few days ago and hurt her shin, she then walked a lot yesterday more than usual and now her inkles are swelling. Could this be because of the fall and then over walking?
No medical history, no medication, she doesn't drink or take drugs, she is in perfect health.
Customer: replied 9 days ago.

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.

Her swelling is due to injury and unaccustomed physical activity.

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 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.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Amazing doctor. Thank you for all your support and kindness. God bless you.

You are very welcome.

Wishing her a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!

Thank you.

Stay blessed.

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
she has nothing at all to worry about then, Doctor?

There is nothing worrisome.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you.

My pleasure.