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Swelling: Your best kept secret

Aug 23, 2016 2:04 AM

How do you combat swelling?

Ever since my cast came off on Thursday I've been having a lot of trouble keeping the swelling in my arm, elbow, wrist and hand down.

Aug 23, 2016 6:13 AM

Hi sweetie ⚘
Are u taking any anti-inflamatory meds... eg. Ibuprofen or Diclofenac? πŸ€—
Ice or cold compresses usually help me 😚

Aug 23, 2016 7:58 AM

Ice and elevate help me....the biggest thing is don't over do it. That's particularly hard for me. 😜

Aug 23, 2016 10:42 AM

Yep, elevate maybe put on creams like voltaren and traying to stay put reading or watching a movie. The more you move, the more swelling. At least thats the case with my kneesπŸ˜‰

Aug 23, 2016 8:24 PM

Elevated & ice & rest. If it's edema swelling (fluid) you may need compressions like the ones with Tommy Copper or a like product.

Aug 23, 2016 9:03 PM

Slight curveball. I saw my Dr today. The swelling is not actual normal swelling and that is why I can't control it. Ultrasound tomorrow on my arm to rule out blood clot. If not, it may be complex regional pain something or blood vessel issue.

Aug 23, 2016 9:26 PM

Keep us posted. Hugs love and prayers! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Aug 23, 2016 10:30 PM

Side note, diclofenac is wonderful. I'm sorry to hear about your swelling! Keep us updated!

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