Swollen foot, what to do?
Causes of leg swelling can be a huge amount, but not all of them are serious. Even a completely healthy person at least once in his life noticed a slight swelling of the legs, and more often with the feet. And that means the question: “The leg has swollen, what to do?” Almost every one of us is interested.
Most often we come into contact with this as a result of our injuries. Failed steel or fell or slipped, but now - your leg is already swollen. What to do now: go to the doctor or try to cope on your own? If a sprained foot or an ankle is stretched, then treating swollen legs will not help in this case, you will need the help of a qualified traumatologist. After elimination of the injury, the tumor will pass by itself.
There is another reason for swollen legs - a long stay in the sun. Here, too, no treatment is needed and there is no cause for your concern.
That's completely different, if the swelling of the legs began to bother you constantly. And now is the time to be alarmed and ask your doctor: “Your leg has swollen what to do?”, Showing the results of your tests.There are many causes of leg swelling, and only a doctor can determine which of them suits your condition.
Causes of leg swelling
- heart failure;
- vascular thrombosis of the lower extremities (thrombophlebitis) and / or phlebitis;
- diseases of the liver and kidneys (cirrhosis, tumors);
- hypothyroidism - a decrease in thyroid function;
- fasting and cachexia.
Sometimes swelling appears completely unexpectedly. For example, few people know that a long-term diet leads to swelling of the legs. This happens because of a lack of protein in your body, because of which the fluid can linger in the tissues and cause swelling. As soon as you restore the normal diet, this problem will be solved automatically.
It may also be that the legs swell up as a result of an allergic reaction to any medicine or food or insect bites and even to cold. Once the source of irritation has been eliminated, the swelling immediately disappears without treatment.
How to cure your leg at home
If you have a question: "Twisted leg, swollen, what to do?" And if you know that you do not have a dislocation or fracture, then you can try to cure your leg at home.A popular decongestant is flax seed. It should be 1 teaspoon of seeds pour a liter of water and boil for 15 minutes. When you remove the decoction from the heat, let it infuse for about an hour to get linen jelly. Eat this jelly not less than a liter per day for one month.
It is constantly necessary to make foot baths. It is necessary to prepare a decoction of field horsetail and chamomile and dilute with warm water.
This recipe also helps: carefully mix one glass of olive oil with one teaspoon of salt, you can also add a little lemon juice. This mixture must be rubbed feet, when there are swelling.
Our grandmothers also treated swollen legs with bran. To do this, wheat bran was diluted in milk and put gruel on the legs, left until completely dry. Then washed with warm water and claimed that all your swelling as a hand will remove!
If you are worried about swelling during your pregnancy, first of all try to use less salt. Try to be more in motion. In the afternoon, do gymnastics for your legs, and in the evening a light massage. At night before bedtime, try to wipe your feet with ice chunks of chamomile or sage; they are anti-edematous.
Consult a doctor in such cases.
- If there is pain in the chest and does not pass.
- There is a disease of the heart or kidneys and the tumor gets even bigger.
- There are liver diseases and edema in the legs.
- Redness appeared on swollen legs or they became warmer to the touch.
- If you have a fever.
- If you are pregnant and you do not just swelling or swelling increases dramatically.
- And also you need to consult a doctor if not what measures did not help you or your tumor becomes more and more.
In this case, treatment will be revealed due to the cause of your swelling. The main task of treatment is to identify the causes of tumors in your legs and correct therapy.