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Can Compression Socks Reduce Lower Leg Swelling and Pains? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am Compression socks were used only by those were post-leg surgery, had varicose veins, were diabetic, or who took long airplane trips. Very recently, athletes began using compression socks during competitions. They are particularly popular among long distance runners. Searching on websites using terms like compression sock produces very variable re ... Read on »
ALS and Lymphedema, Leg Swelling and Lymphatic Drainage - Ways to Manage the Progression of Swollen Legs and Limbs by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 12 Apr 2013 7:01am Recently I had the honor of beginning a lymphatic drainage protocol on an individual with an early onset of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) related Lymphedema in his legs. ALS is a restrictive and progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. As the nerves are impacted so are the muscles and ult ... Read on »
My legs are swelling after my runs by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 03 May 2009 10:48pm After both my Thursday and Saturday runs, I discovered that my legs were swelling, about 1 cm in the circumference around my legs and ankles. I first noticed this the evening after my run when I discovered my compression socks were fitting tighter than normal. I confirmed the swelling the next morning when I measured my legs at three points per leg ... Read on »
Leg Swelling by Jan Posted Wed 20 Jan 2010 12:00am The general cause of a leg swell is the additional fluid that gathers in the lower extremity tissues. If this swelling remains and is indented by a finger it is termed as Edema Pitting. There can also be other less usual causes for this problem that include Eosinophilic fasciitis and scleroderma which result in the thickness of the skin. In th ... Read on »
Leg Swelling by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm By Wes Anderson The general cause of a leg swell is the additional fluid that gathers in the lower extremity tissues. If this swelling remains and is indented by a finger it is termed as Edema Pitting. There can also be other less usual causes for this problem that include Eosinophilic fasciitis and scleroderma which result in the thickness ... Read on »
Ebook: Lymphedema Management - How To Manage Lymphedema, Leg Swelling and Edema from Cancer, Vascular Insufficiency, Bug Bites, by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 28 Jan 2014 1:02pm In thinking about how I can further help my community and reach out to more individuals who are managing Lymphedema across the US and in other countries it became clear that I needed to educate the masses.  I call it my "One to Many" approach and this year I have set forth in taking steps to educate and reach more people facing Lymphedema diagnos ... Read on »
Multiple Sclerosis, Leg Swelling, and Spending Time With Family, Some Of Them At Least by Jughead Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 11:43pm I'm home again, a quick jaunt down the Eastern shore, then home again as quick as you please thank you! It's always go to see the family, even if it's just a weekend quickie. I got to see the baby, she was sick with an ear ache, probably from cutting teeth. You forget what it's like to hold a sick baby, how they just mold to your body, becoming ... Read on »
My legs are still swelling by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 May 2009 4:25pm I measured my legs yesterday and this morning, and they did swell after Saturday's workout. In dressing for my run/walk this morning, I put on an extra layer of compression socks to give more control of the swelling. As long as the swelling doesn't cause my circumference measurements to increase more than 1 cm, I'm not worried about it. Read on »
Took last week off from runnng; now, back into it by Allen Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 26 Feb 2014 12:00am My wife and I did 2 miles around noon-time, going north from the 100th South parking lot. Today was a beautiful day, and a lot of people were on the Parkway path, enjoying being outside. The temperature was in the low 50s (F), and there were beautiful clouds in the sky but lots of sun. The Midwest up through Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and New ... Read on »
Treat Varicose Veins and Other Leg Problems with Horse Chestnut by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 13 Dec 2009 12:39am The Europeans have been using horse chestnut for years for a variety of vascular roles, particularly the legs. This natural supplement is now gaining ground in the United States and other places around the world because it has shown in a number of clinical trials its effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions. Horse chestnut tr ... Read on »