Leg swelling is one of the most common complaints and concerns for many patients. It is associated with multiple conditions. Chronic venous disease, venous insufficiency and or varicose veins is one of the most frequent afflictions of patients presenting with disabling leg swelling.
You have leg swelling and any of the following signs or symptoms, which may indicate a blood clot in your lungs or a serious heart condition:
Also, seek immediate care if your leg swelling:
Non Emergency problems related to leg swelling still need prompt care. Leg swelling that is the side effect of a drug can look just like leg swelling caused by a kidney disorder. Make an appointment as soon as possible so that your doctor can diagnose the underlying problem. Heart, liver and kidney problems can lead to leg edema.
Venous disease, causing leg swelling, can be corrected with significant improvement of the leg swelling. Lymphatic disease, like lymphedema, can be improved with daily compression, elevation, massage and sequential compression pumps. These pumps have a similar shape to a boot. Treatment involves using this device twice to three times a day for 60 minutes.