Suggest treatment for severe pain and swelling in the legs

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jul 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: what can cause pain with swelling in feet and legs ?Im sorry it also causes shortness of breath with exertion and walking.
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Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
seems like cardiac issue .

Detailed Answer:
Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well looking into your problem I will like to tell you that getting shortness of breath , swelling in feet and legs along with pain seems a sign of heart issues like congestive cardiac failure . What needs to be seen is that the swelling that you are getting is pitting or not . Just place your finger on the swelling for 30 seconds and put pressure , if it leaves a mark the swelling is pitting in nature and will be most likely because of heart issues only . If it doesn't pit other causes need to be ruled out .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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